URL Shortening App?

March 14th, 2008

small boy big trees

Anyone got recommendations on a good open source URL shortening app (ala tinyurl.com)to run at Flickr scale?

Its an easy enough problem thats its probably worth rolling your own, but I have to imagine there are one or two tricks.

Lazyweb, are you out there?

And yes, I know just asking this question means I’m walking perilously close to admitting that Dave might be right about something.

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2 responses to “URL Shortening App?”

  1. Ernie Oporto says:

    You did know that Sidepath is now free? It’s a good tool for doing URL redirection and given a nice (randomization?) function for producing the shortened URLs, it could provide the same functionality as tinyURL. I believe by Flickr scale you might mean something like a 30 digit md5. If there is an API or a quick way to hook it in, it might save some work.

  2. Bob says:

    Try, http://www/g8l.us, it provides a nice api that can be used to create urls and get stats on them later.