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Linkbox API

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Link Preview

Linkbox is an API which generates beautiful embedded link previews for any given URL.

Usage

Linkbox is a single GET endpoint which accepts a ?url= parameter and returns best-guess metadata for the target site. A preview can be found on the Linkbox API website.

Features in Development

There are several major features which remain in development:

  • AI-Generated Summaries: Get the best synopsis of an article or webpage possible by letting robots write them for you.
  • Returning Embed HTML: Instead of simply returning JSON containing metadata per request, users will be able to opt in to instead receiving a text response of HTML for an embedded widget.
  • Customized Responses: Some content providers (such as Medium) are intentionally resistant to scrapers. Exceptions for such sources will be handled on a case-by-case basis to ensure meaningful data is returned.
  • Content Awareness: Depending on the content of the link, a different embed will be returned to best display said content.
  • Direct Database Writes: Integration with a site's content database to ensure HTML is hard-embedded to the page as opposed to a client-side script.

This project and all publically-visible repositories are free of charge. If you've found this project to be helpful, a small donation would be greatly appreciated to keep us in business. All proceeds go towards coffee, and all coffee goes towards improving these projects.

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🔗 📦 A single endpoint which generates metadata previews of any given URL.

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