01/17/2011, 06:34 AM
This is the official support thread for our paid Goo.gly (a goo.gl URL shortener, expander and click track reporting) app in the Palm Catalog. If you have any questions, problems or requests please post them in here.
Goo.gly makes use of Google's URL shortening service to allow you to create tiny URLs (for use in Twitter or SMS messages where character counts... count ). Once shortened you can:
- Open it in the device's browser.
- Copy the link.
- View click stats (Google account required).
- Tweet the link using any supported Twitter app (currently more than 10 different apps are supported).
- Send link by email or SMS.
- Post link to your Facebook wall.
- Send the link by Neato!.
- Get a QR Code (barcode) to transfer to anyone with a barcode reader app.
- Add the link to Relego and Spare Time to read later.
History & Click Tracking Reports
When logged in to your Google account all links you create while logged in will be unique to your account. You'll be able to view your 30 most recent links within Goo.gly.
Similarly, you'll be able to view all the stats Google tracks for your account's URLs. These include the number of long and short URL clicks, which country the clicker was in, what OS and browser they were using at the time and which, if any, site they clicked through from. These stats are available for 5 time periods: all time, past 2 hours, past day, past week and the past month.
You can select which apps you want to work with e.g. if you don't work with Facebook you can turn it off.
webOS has quite a few Twitter apps! Goo.gly currently supports most of them:
- Bad Kitty
- Fleet Tweet
- phnx Beta
- Spaz Beta
- weTwit Lite
- Yak Free
Forward swipe, shaking, 2 finger dragging and a top down drag can all perform their own user configurable actions.
Goo.gly (from version 1.2 and up) support cross-app launching. This means that any other webOS app can make use of Goo.gly. At the very least another app can ask Goo.gly to shorten a link. They can also, optionally, ask Goo.gly to perform any action on the shortened link you can do within Goo.gly itself e.g. shorten a link and then copy it, tweet it, post it to Facebook etc.
If you'd like to request a developer to add support for Goo.gly then you can do that directly within the app by going to the About scene (accessed via the app menu). In there is a "Cross-app Launch Params" item that will show you all the code needed and allow you to copy or email it to said developer. The details for cross-app launching are also available in the WebOS101 list.
Thanks for reading. If you want to download Goo.gly then check it out in the App Catalog.