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GoShortener

Uses Google URL shortener API service to shorten/expand given URLs.

Usage

Installation

gem install goshortener

of if you are using bundler in your project, add the following line to your Gemfile.

gem "goshortener"

Initialize

go = GoShortener.new(YOUR_API_KEY)

or

go = GoShortener.new

Using Google API keys will increase the usage quota.

Shorten urls

short_url = go.shorten "http://github.com/luckydev"

To expand short urls

long_url = go.lengthen short_url

Example usage in irb

ruby-1.9.2-p136 :001 > require "goshortener"
 => true 
ruby-1.9.2-p136 :002 > go = GoShortener.new("yourapikeyfromgoogle")
 => #<GoShortener:0x93b35e0 @base_url="https://www.googleapis.com/urlshortener/v1/url", @api_key="yourapikeyfromgoogle"> 
ruby-1.9.2-p136 :003 > go.shorten "http://github.com/luckydev"
 => "http://goo.gl/TCZHi" 
ruby-1.9.2-p136 :004 > go.lengthen "http://goo.gl/TCZHi"
 => "http://github.com/luckydev"

Usage in Rails project

If you are using goshortener in a rails project, you can put the following lines in an initializer file. For example, in config/initializers/goshortener.rb

GO = GoShortener.new(YOUR_API_KEY)

And anywhere in your rails project, you can call GO.shorten or GO.lengthen

Author

Anand (lucky.developer@gmail.com)