URL Shortener API: Lets you create, inspect, and manage goo.gl short URLs
This page contains information about getting started with the URL Shortener API using the Google API Client Library for Python. In addition, you may be interested in the following documentation:
- Browse the PyDoc reference for the URL Shortener API.
- Read the Developer's guide for the Google API Client Library for Python.
- Interact with this API in your browser using the APIs Explorer for the URL Shortener API.
The urlshortener sample may help you get started using the client library.
- Mac OS X
- Python 2.6, 2.7, 3.3, or 3.4
Installing the client library
You can either use a package manager or download and install the Python client library manually:
Use pip or setuptools to manage your installation (you might
need to run
- pip (preferred):
$ pip install --upgrade google-api-python-client
easy_installtool included in the setuptools package:
$ easy_install --upgrade google-api-python-client
Download the latest client
library for Python, unpack the code, and run
python setup.py install