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شرح خدمة Untiny

  1. 1. Saleh Al-Zaid EASD/GAD
  2. 2. Outline • What is Untiny • Untiny facilities • Next features • Single service sites
  3. 3. What is Untiny? • A web 2.0 service to expand shortened (tiny) URLs.
  4. 4. What is a shortened URL? It is a URL that shortens a long URL like: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Abdulaziz_Interna tional_Airport to a tiny small URL like: http://tinyurl.com/yj547qz
  5. 5. http://TinyURL.com
  6. 6. URL shortening services examples • http://bit.ly • http://is.gd • http://rb6.me • http://flic.kr (of flickr.com) • http://wp.me (for wordpress.com) • There are thousands of them!
  7. 7. But why Untiny? Tiny URLs are used automatically in many web 2.0 services like Twitter. The problem: Some of these tiny URL services are blocked in Saudi Arabia!
  8. 8. http://tinyurl.com/yj547qz
  9. 9. So is Untiny for Saudi users only? • No!
  10. 10. Worldwide Use • URL shortening services are also blocked in other places in the world • Used as a security tool to reveal the real URLs behind shortened ones
  11. 11. What’s special about Untiny? • 224 URL shortening services: tiny.pl, tinyurl.com, is.gd, twurl.nl, bit.ly, ping.fm, snurl.com, snipr.com, snipurl.com, xrl.us, url.ie, wapurl.co.uk, url.co.uk, rubyurl.com, minilien.com, easyurl.net, yep.it, yfrog.com … • API • Add-ons in different platforms • Part of other applications • High usability
  12. 12. API • Provides two services: – Extract Service which retrieves the original URLs. Example: http://untiny.com/api/1.0/extract?url=http://tinyurl.com/yj547qz – Services Service which lists the URL shortening services that Untiny supports. Example: http://untiny.com/api/1.0/services
  13. 13. Add-ons • 12 Add-ons • Firefox, IE8, Opera, bookmarklet, Mac app, Shell script, chat bots … http://untiny.me/extra/
  14. 14. UntinyFox
  15. 15. Part of other applications
  16. 16. Achievements • More than 4 million URLs expanded so far • 20,000 requests per day
  17. 17. Featured in many tech news websites
  18. 18. More than 300 reviews
  19. 19. People speak about Untiny daily on Twitter http://search.twitter.com/search?q=untiny
  20. 20. What’s next? • Trying to solve the spread of shortened URLs problem: – 400 million links by Tinyurl.com – 70 million links by is.gd – More than 1 billion links by shortening services – Cli.gs lost part of their links
  21. 21. What’s next? • Solution: archiving shortened URLs and their destination. Untiny archived 1.5 million unique links so far
  22. 22. What’s next? • Implement Google Safe Browsing service
  23. 23. Single Service Sites • Concentrate on one problem • Provides one function • Easy to implement • One developer or two
  24. 24. Yamli.com
  25. 25. Mrrha.com
  26. 26. Uzerat.com
  27. 27. Uzerat.com
  28. 28. zahmaola.com
  29. 29. You can make one! • Find a problem • Provide a simple solution • Make it easy to use • API! • Market it in the social media • Don’t stop, add more facilities
  30. 30. Thank You  Q&A

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