The Bit.ly Ruby library by Louis Gillies extends ActiveRecord models to cache an URL from bit.ly's database. Available installation as a rails plugin, parameters, and integration. ActiveRecord is a layer that represents business data and logic. It facilitates the usage of data that needs to be permanently stored in a database.
It is not uncommon to hear services promoting themselves as having more bandwidth, more storage and more speed. Despite this services like Twitter and SMS are incredibly popular despite only being able to send one or two sentences at a time. The economy of these messaging services has made URL shortening services like bit.ly necessary. Given its integration into 3rd party sites, it’s not surprising that bit.ly also has an accompanying API, which has just gotten an overhaul with version 3.
Link shortening is no longer just something you do to fit into tweets or keep emails from wrapping. For many, especially those in marketing, it's also a great way to track clicks as their content gets spread across the web. BudURL keeps its focus on fulfilling the link shortening needs of businesses. And now it's added a professional version with custom URLs, analytics and a BudURL.Pro API to access it all.
One of the greater pains mobile developers experience is trying to more closely relate native iOS apps. In this article, we compare and contrast three platforms--Facebook AppLinks, UseButton's Deep Linking SDK and Tapstream's Deferred Linking--that enable deep linking for iOS.