Shortcut Your Way to Prizes in the API Contest

The URL shortening services are increasing by the day. Big names like Facebook and Google have entered the game that has been dominated by other services, chief among them being Announcing its second API contest, is inviting developers to make innovative use of its API and offering some exciting prizes. The range of applications in which you can employ a URL shortening service is limitless and is looking for the best entries to showcase its utility.

The API contest announcement post provides application ideas in case you are looking for inspiration. Suggestions include mobile applications that use the API to share and track codes, a Wordpress plugin to turn all the links on a page into links and track them. recently announced support for QR codes, a few days after Google did the same. Creating a useful application that employs QR Code support might just be the kind of application that is looking for, to showcase its API.

The winners of the contest will be announced at the hackabit Hackaton, on November 17, 2010. The top prize is a Makerbot Thing-O-Matic 3D Printer. All contest entries should be submitted to

Check out the API and get started to win some cool prizes. Or, look at some other great API contests.