Googlus is a Ruby wrapper around Google URL Shortener REST API.

I often use URL shortener services and I was like “It would be cool if I could use it in Textmate, in my Ruby code or on the command-line!” so I wrote this thin lib to be able to do that.

Features

  • shorten URLs
  • expand URLs
  • analyse URLs usage

Installation

$ gem install googlus

Usage

In your Ruby code:

require 'rubygems'
require 'googlus'

Googlus::Shorten.new(long_url).short_url
Googlus::Expand.new(short_url).url
Googlus::Analytic.new(url).to_s

On the command-line:

$ googlus -s http://www.bounga.org # Shorten URL
$ googlus -e http://goo.gl/arOIJ   # Expand short URL
$ googlus -a http://goo.gl/arOIJ   # Get analytics for short URL

Other

If you want to contribute you should take a look at:

Source can be cloned using Mercurial on my Bitbucket repo.

Problems, comments, and suggestions are welcome on the tracker.

This gem is released under the MIT license.