Google Launches API for Its URL Shortener

Google launched it’s URL shortening service few months back and now Google has launched goo.gl API in Google Code Labs. Many developers are using Google URL Shortening services and were waiting  eagerly for goo.gl API.

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Even lots of other URL Shortner services like Bit.ly, McAF.ee coming up with new features but then also Goo.gl can be used in more useful ways. Now developers can easily customize goo.gl URL according to their requirements. They can easily shorten and expand URLs, check the history and analytics, auto-shortening for applications like Twitter or Google Buzz and lots more. Thus developers can use googol URL shortener in more efficient way for their applications. Here is what Google shared in blog post:

You could use these features for a wide variety of applications, enabling behaviors ranging from auto-shortening within Twitter or Google Buzz clients to running regular jobs that monitor your usage statistics and traffic patterns. You can check out the Google APIs console to get started.

To get more details about how goo.gl works, you check out TechieBuzz’s detailed article about Google URL Shortener API.

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