A simple PHP library for interacting with the Bit.ly API (including the new OAuth endpoints)
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This is a very simple PHP library for interacting with the v3 bit.ly api (supports OAuth endpoints). It should support all basic endpoints that are found/available via http://dev.bitly.com/api.html.

============== REQUIREMENTS:


====== USAGE:

  1. Simply download the bitly.php file and include it in your project directory

  2. Make sure to include the file whenever you want to access the bitly api functionality... include_once('bitly.php');

  3. Set up an associative array with the required parameters for the endpoint you want to access.

  4. Make the bitly_get or bitly_post call, passing in the endpoint and the parameters as defined via the bit.ly API documentation ( http://dev.bitly.com/api.html ).

============= EXAMPLES:

$params = array();
$params['access_token'] = 'THE_TOKEN_SET_VIA_OAUTH';
$params['longUrl'] = 'http://knowabout.it';
$params['domain'] = 'j.mp';
$results = bitly_get('shorten', $params);
$params = array();
$params['access_token'] = 'THE_TOKEN_SET_VIA_OAUTH';
$params['url'] = 'http://knowabout.it';
$results = bitly_get('link/lookup', $params);

a slightly more complex example with complex params (simply pass a third param of true when dealing with complex params):

$params = array();
$params['access_token'] = 'THE_TOKEN_SET_VIA_OAUTH';
$params['hash'] = array('dYhyia','dYhyia','abc123');
$results = bitly_get('expand', $params, true);

You can find more detailed examples in the test.php file within this repo.

============= SPECIAL NOTE:

To use the new OAuth endpoints, you must first obtain an access token for a user. You do this by passing the user off to bit.ly to approve your apps access to their account...and then you use the return code along with the bitly_oauth_access_token method to obtain the actual bitly access token:

  1. Present the user with a link as such:


  1. a code ($_REQUEST['code']) will be supplied as a param to the url Bit.ly redirects to. So you can then execute:
$results = bitly_oauth_access_token($_REQUEST['code'],
  1. If everything goes correctly, you should now have a $results['access_token'] value that you can use with the oauth requests for that user.

======= CONTACT:

As always, if you've got any questions, comments, or concerns about anything you find here, please feel free to drop me an email at info@falicon.com or find me on Twitter @falicon

======= License:

Copyright 2015 Kevin Marshall.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.