url shortener

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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.

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