If you would like to use Short.io to shorten, brand, share, or track links using programming languages, you are on the right page.
Get Started with the Short.io API
Make your service advanced with shortening functions by implementing some link shortener features to your app through the application programming interface. API allows developers to use the already coded blocks to build an application.
The usage of the Short.io API is based on a personal API key. It provides access to features and your Short.io account. To get started, you need to create a Short.io account and copy your API key here: https://app.short.io/settings/integrations/api-key
Note: The Short.io API is available for free. You need to upgrade, only if you want to use paid features.
The Short.io API is available for free. You need to upgrade if you want to use the paid features.
With API References , you can integrate the following tasks into your application:
- managing short links
- shortening a link
- creating links in bulk
- updating the original URL, title or path for existing URL by ID
- managing your domains
- applying retargeting
- requesting link/domain statistics
The Short.io API page is easy to navigate and has a clear structure that helps you find the content you're looking for a lot more quickly. Test the codes straight on the page by specifying an API key and clicking 'Try it.'
Short.io provides detailed tutorials on how to use API if you get stuck and need help in leveraging codes. Used languages: Node.js, Ruby, Python.
- You can create 1000 links per one API call (1 API call per 5 seconds).
- Bulk create API allows you to send 5 requests in 10 seconds.
If you are a Short.io Enterprise user and would like to increase API limits in your account, please contact our support team to enable this feature.
After installing some shortening functions to your app, customers can use your branded domain, like Twitter users who shorten links with t.co. On the contrary, customers can create short links with their own branded domain, which adds value to their brand.
If your company wants to add shortening and click-tracking features to a product, ship it fast and cheap with the Short.io API.
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