R Wrapper for the 'Bit.ly' and 'Is.gd'/'v.gd' URL Shortening Services

Allows using two URL shortening services, which also provide expanding and analytic functions. Specifically developed for 'Bit.ly' (which requires OAuth2) and 'is.gd' (no API key).

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Either see CRAN or use devtools to install the latest version from Github:

devtools::install_github("dmpe/urlshorteneR", build_vignettes = TRUE)

Tested on Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 10 (64 bit)

Help needed !!!

Looking for examples and current implementation status ?

Check the vignette in vignettes folder.

How to contribute

See Contribute.md

Special thanks to:



For the current development, the user can see: https://github.com/dmpe/urlshorteneR

February 2016 - Update packages to their latest versions - Fix this: https://github.com/dmpe/urlshorteneR/issues/9 - Add an information message to display when urlshorteneR package has been loaded

November 2015 - First release of a new package 'urlshorteneR', which has been developed with Andrew Collier. - The archieved version of RBitly can be found here: https://cran.r-project.org/src/contrib/Archive/RBitly - All functions have been renamed in order to make them easier to differentiate and use in the future - Deleted Ow.ly and replaced it with is.gd

September 2015 - Smaller tweaks, which should not impact any functionality of the Bit.ly - Bring up-to-date with R releases - Added (a very) experimental support of Ow.ly (owned by Hootsuite.com). Please (!) report bugs to the maintainers (see above). - Added a (less experimental) support of goo.gl (owned by Google.com). - This is also the last release before RBitly will get achieved. Please replace with devtools:install_github('dmpe/urlshorteneR') - The former github URL was https://github.com/dmpe/rbitly

July 2015 - Initial CRAN Release. - Majority of methods are implemented and ready to use.

Reference manual

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1.5.1 by John Malc, 3 months ago


Report a bug at https://github.com/dmpe/urlshorteneR/issues

Browse source code at https://github.com/cran/urlshorteneR

Authors: John Malc [aut, cre] (@dmpe) , Andrea Dodet [ctb] (@andodet) , Stephen Synchronicity [ctb] (@yogat3ch)

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

Task views: Web Technologies and Services

Apache License 2.0 license

Imports httr, jsonlite, stringr, lubridate, assertthat, shiny, clipr, miniUI, cli

Suggests roxygen2, knitr, testthat, rmarkdown, httpuv, stringi, covr, lintr

Imported by semnar.

See at CRAN