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Services_ShortURL

Introduction

Services_ShortURL is an abstract interface to the plethora of short/tiny/miny
URL services written in PHP5 for PEAR. It allows you to easily create or expand
short URL’s. In addition to expanding and shortening short URL’s it has helper
functions for detecting what type of short URL service a URL belongs to and
extracting short URL’s and expanding them from blogs of text.

Services

  • bit.ly
  • Digg
  • is.gd
  • short.ie
  • TinyURL
  • tr.im

Shortening a URL


<?php

$url = 'http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec5.html';
require_once 'Services/ShortURL.php';

$api   = Services_ShortURL::factory('TinyURL');
$short = $api->shorten($url);

// I'm short!
var_dump($short);

?>

Expanding a URL


<?php

$url = 'http://tinyurl.com/jumvn';
require_once 'Services/ShortURL.php';

$api  = Services_ShortURL::factory('TinyURL');
$long = $api->expand($url);

// Should be http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec5.html
var_dump($short);

?>