Thursday, September 8, 2011

Data: API

via bitly blog on 9/30/10

We are pleased to announce some new user-level metrics features in our API, making it even easier for developers to provide users with realtime feedback about their trending links.

We are currently using the new /v3/user/realtime_links API endpoint in our Chrome Extension to notify users about their “Trending Bits.” This feature provides a popup notification whenever one of a user’s links receives a certain number of hourly clicks. (This threshold can be modified within the extension’s settings.)

Other user-level metrics endpoints provide an overview of click traffic, referrers and originating countries across all of a user’s links.  All of these user-level metrics endpoints are accessible via OAuth 2, making it easy for users to access their data via third-party applications without having to enter their API key, username or password.

These new API endpoints and our OAuth implementation are fully documented at  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact, or sign up for the API Google Group.