++ed by:
Yuki Shibazaki

NAME

WebService::Bitly - A Perl interface to the bit.ly API

VERSION

This document describes version 0.06 of WebService::Bitly.

SYNOPSIS

    use WebService::Bitly;

    my $bitly = WebService::Bitly->new(
        user_name => 'shibayu',
        user_api_key => 'R_1234567890abcdefg',
    );

    my $shorten = $bitly->shorten('http://example.com/');
    if ($shorten->is_error) {
        warn $shorten->status_code;
        warn $shorten->status_txt;
    }
    else {
        my $short_url = $shorten->short_url;
    }

DESCRIPTION

WebService::Bitly provides an interface to the bit.ly API.

this module is similar as WWW::Shorten::Bitly, but WWW::Shorten::Bitly only supports shorten and expand API. WebService::Bitly supports all.

To get information about bit.ly API, see http://code.google.com/p/bitly-api/wiki/ApiDocumentation.

METHODS

new(%param)

Create a new WebService::Bitly object with hash parameter.

    my $bitly = WebService::Bitly->new(
        user_name        => 'shibayu36',
        user_api_key     => 'R_1234567890abcdefg',
        end_user_name    => 'bitly_end_user',
        end_user_api_key => 'R_abcdefg123456789',
        domain           => 'j.mp',
    );

Set up initial state by following parameters.

  • user_name

    Required parameter. bit.ly user name.

  • user_api_key

    Required parameter. bit.ly user api key.

  • end_user_name

    Optional parameter. bit.ly end-user name. This parameter is used by shorten and validate method.

  • end_user_api_key

    Optional parameter. bit.ly end-user api key. This parameter is used by shorten and validate method.

  • domain

    Optional parameter. Specify 'j.mp', if you want to use j.mp domain in shorten method.

shorten($url)

Get shorten result from long url. you can make requests on behalf of another bit.ly user, if you specify end_user_name and end_user_api_key in new or set_end_user_info method.

    my $shorten = $bitly->shorten('http://example.com');
    if (!$shorten->is_error) {
        print $shorten->short_url;
        print $shorten->hash;
    }

You can get data by following method of result object.

  • is_error

    return 1, if request is failed.

  • short_url

  • is_new_hash

    return 1, if specified url was shortened first time.

  • hash

  • global_hash

  • long_url

expand(%param)

Get long URL from given bit.ly URL or hash (or multiple).

parameters

short_urls

bit.ly short url arrayref

hashes

bit.ly hash arrayref

    my $expand = $bitly->expand(
        short_urls => ['http://bit.ly/abcdef', 'http://bit.ly/fedcba'],
        hashes     => ['123456', '654321'],
    );
    if (!$expand->is_error) {
        for $result ($expand->results) {
            print $result->long_url if !$result->is_error;
        }
    }

You can get expand results by $expand->results method. This method returns array in array context, or returns array refference in scalar context. Each result object has following method.

  • short_url

  • hash

  • user_hash

  • global_hash

  • long_url

  • is_error

    return error message, if error occured by the url.

validate

Validate end-user name and end-user api key, which are set by new or set_end_user_info method.

    $bitly->set_end_user_info('end_user', 'R_1234567890123456');
    print $bitly->end_user_name;    # 'end_user'
    print $bitly->end_user_api_key; # 'R_1234567890123456'
    if ($bitly->validate->is_valid) {
        ...
    }

set_end_user_info($end_user_name, $end_user_api_key)

Set end-user name and end-user api key.

clicks(%param)

Get statistics about the clicks from given bit.ly URL or hash (or multiple). You can use this in much the same way as expand method. Each result object has following method.

  • short_url

  • hash

  • user_hash

  • global_hash

  • user_clicks

  • global_clicks

  • is_error

referrers(%param)

Get a list of referring sites for a specified short url or hash.

parameters

Specify either short_url or hash, but not both.

short_url

bit.ly short url

hash

bit.ly hash

You can get data by following method of result object.

  • is_error

  • created_by

  • global_hash

  • short_url

  • user_hash

  • referrers

    returns array or arrayref of referrer information object. array context returns array, and scalar context returns arrayref. you can use accessor method such as clicks, referrer, referrer_app and url.

   my $result = $bitly->referrers(short_url => 'http://bit.ly/abcdef');
   print $result->short_url;
   for my $referrer ($result->refferers) {
       printf '%s : %s', $referrer->referrer, $referrer->clicks;
   }

countries

Get a list of countries for a specified short url or hash. You can use this in much the same way as referrers method. you are be able to data by following method of result object.

  • is_error

  • created_by

  • global_hash

  • short_url

  • user_hash

  • countries

    returns array or arrayref of arrayref of countries information object depending on context. you can use accessor method such as clicks and country.

clicks_by_minute

Get time series clicks per minute by short urls and hashes. You can use this in much the same way as expand method. Each result object has following method.

  • is_error

  • short_url

  • hash

  • user_hash

  • global_hash

  • clicks

    arrayref of the number of clicks per minutes.

clicks_by_day

Get time series clicks per day for the last 30 days by short urls and hashes. You can use this in much the same way as clicks_by_minute method. Each result object has following method.

  • is_error

  • short_url

  • hash

  • user_hash

  • global_hash

  • clicks

    arrayref of clicks information object. each object has accessor for clicks and day_start.

   my $result_clicks = $bitly->clicks_by_day(short_url => ['http://bit.ly/abcdef'], hash => ['abcdef']);
   for my $result (@{$result_clicks->results}) {
       print $result->user_hash;
       for my $clicks (@{$result->clicks}) {
           print $clicks->clicks;
           print $clicks->day_start;
       }
   }

bitly_pro_domain($domain)

Check whether a given short domain is assigned for bitly.Pro.

    my $result = $bitly->bitly_pro_domain('nyti.ms');
    if ($result->is_pro_domain) {
        ...
    }

lookup([@urls])

Get shortened url information from given urls.

    my $lookup = $bitly->lookup([
        'http://code.google.com/p/bitly-api/wiki/ApiDocumentation',
        'http://betaworks.com/',
    ]);
    if (!$lookup->is_error) {
        for my $result ($lookup->results) {
            print $result->short_url;
        }
    }

Each result object has following method.

  • global_hash

  • short_url

  • url

  • is_error

    return error message, if error occured by the url.

info(%param)

Get detail page information from given bit.ly URL or hash (or multiple). You can use this in much the same way as expand method. Each result object has following method.

  • short_url

  • hash

  • user_hash

  • global_hash

  • title

    page title.

  • created_by

    the bit.ly username that originally shortened this link.

  • is_error

    return error message, if error occured by the url.

SEE ALSO

  • bit.ly API Documentation

    http://code.google.com/p/bitly-api/wiki/ApiDocumentation

REPOSITORY

http://github.com/shiba-yu36/WebService-Bitly

AUTHOR

Yuki Shibazaki, <shibayu36 at gmail.com>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright 2010 Yuki Shibazaki.

WebService::Bitly is free software; you may redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.




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