I started preparing some updates on the Lynxs url shortener. The updates will prepare the platform for some new features in near future where you will benefit from some fine new stuff I’ve prepared for you.
For our new introduced url shortener service Lynxs I’ve written a small app for Windows Phone where you can directly shorten any url by typing it into the box or paste it from the browser. This is not a serious app but was it was nice playing with the tools to get it done.
You can find the Lynxs url shortener app on Windows Phone Marketplace
I was playing around with some url shorteners like http://bitly.com and thought it would be a cool idea to make such a service myself. Now while diving more into the topic I came up with the following three approaches of implementing an url shortener. Of course there are more approaches I will only mention those three since they are good enough for a small service of personal use.