A Ruby gem for using the version 4 Bitly API to shorten links, expand short links and view metrics across users, links and organizations.
- Creating an API client
- Shorten a link
- Expand a link
- Available API Endpoints
- Custom Bitlinks
- BSDs (Branded Short Domains)
- OAuth Apps
- Code of Conduct
Add this line to your application's Gemfile:
And then execute:
$ bundle install
Or install it yourself as:
$ gem install bitly
All API endpoints require authentication with an OAuth token. You can get your own OAuth token from the Bitly console. Click on the account drop down menu, then Profile Settings then Generic Access Token. Fill in your password and you can generate an OAuth access token.
For other methods to generate access tokens for users via OAuth flows, see the Authentication documentation.
Once you have an access token you can use all the API methods.
Creating an API client
All API methods are available through the
Bitly::API::Client. Initialise the client with the access token like so:
client = Bitly::API::Client.new(token: token)
You can then use the client to perform actions with the API
Shorten a link
With an authenticated client you can shorten a link like so:
bitlink = client.shorten(long_url: "http://example.com") bitlink.link # => http://bit.ly/2OUJim0
Expand a link
With an authorised you can expand any Bitlink.
bitlink = client.expand(bitlink: "bit.ly/2OUJim0") bitlink.long_url # => http://example.com
Available API Endpoints
This gem supports the following active v4 API endpoints for theBitly API.
- Retrieve groups (
- Retrieve group (
- Update group (
- Delete group (
- Retrieve tags by group (
- Retrieve group preferences (
- Update group preferences (
- Retrieve Bitlinks by group (
- Retrieve sorted Bitlinks by group (
- Retrieve group shorten counts (
- Retrieve click metrics for a group by referring networks (
- Retrieve click metrics for a group by countries (
- Retrieve organizations (
- Retrieve organization (
- Retrieve organization shorten counts (
- Shorten a link (
- Expand a Bitlink (
- Retrieve a Bitlink (
- Create a Bitlink (
- Update a Bitlink (
- Get clicks for a Bitlink (
- Get clicks summary for a Bitlink (
- Get metrics for a Bitlink by countries (
- Get metrics for a Bitlink by referrers (
- Get metrics for a Bitlink by referring domains (
- Get metrics for a Bitlink by referrers by domain (
- [premium] Get a QR code for a Bitlink (
- Add custom Bitlink (
- [premium] Retrieve custom Bitlink (
- [premium] Update custom Bitlink (
- [premium] Get metrics for a custom Bitlink by destination (
- [premium] Retrieve campaigns (
- [premium] Create campaign (
- [premium] Retrieve campaign (
- [premium] Update campaign (
- [premium] Retrieve channels (
- [premium] Create channel (
- [premium] Retrieve channel (
- [premium] Update channel (
BSDs (Branded Short Domains)
After checking out the repo, run
bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run
rake spec to run the tests. You can also run
bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.
To install this gem onto your local machine, run
bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in
version.rb, and then run
bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the
.gem file to rubygems.org.
Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/philnash/bitly. This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct.
The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.
Code of Conduct
Everyone interacting in the Bitly project’s codebases, issue trackers, chat rooms and mailing lists is expected to follow the code of conduct.