BitlyDotNET is a .NET wrapper written in C# for interacting with Bit.ly, the URL shortener service. Though not directly supported by Bit.ly, Bit.ly endorses this code library on their developer site. The Bit.ly API allows developers to implement programmatic shortening, sharing, and tracking of links (URLs). Unique user-level and aggregate links can also be created to let users view complete, real-time traffic and referrer data, as well as location and metadata.
Your web application is all shiny and new - it uses the perfect combination of the new cutting edge API everyone’s talking about, and a few old standbys. The only problem? You keep refreshing the page to see if something happened. You know, if someone signed up, or posted, or commented - or whatever it is your application does.
Those real-time APIs are for much more than just the sample chat applications.
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.