As a few people have requested, our magical URL shortening service at now comes with a delicious API. It’s directly compatible with the API, and is so simple that even a monkey could use it (providing the monkey was familiar with the basics of HTTP GET and URL encoding).

Its usage is very simple. All you need to do is call with the GET parameter ‘longurl’ set to a URL encoded version of the URL you want shrinking. For example:

The site will then return (in plaintext) the shortened URL, or if you’ve broken it a HTTP 500 error code.

It’s really that easy. More changes are in the pipeline, and as always I am taking requests.