Temporary URL shortener

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Shorten a URL for one-time use. Good for invitations, discount codes, and the like.


Company: Mumrah.net
Inquiry e-mail address: mumrah@gmail.com
Amazon Web Services Used: Amazon SimpleDB
Solution URL: http://turl.mumrah.net
Audience: Developers
Pricing: Free of charge
How does this application use Amazon Web Services?: SimpleDB is used as a distributed database backend
Created On: May 28, 2009 6:17 AM GMT
Last Updated: June 1, 2009 6:51 PM GMT
This is not a URL shortener like TinyURL or Bit.ly. It is a temporary URL generator. You enter a URL, and a new Temporary URL (tURL) is returned. When that tURL is followed, only the content of the original URL is returned - not the URL itself. After the tURL has been access just once, it disappears forever. I originally built this as a way to conceal pre-signed URLs for S3 files, but have since moved to another method. However, I thought this was a cool concept so I ported it to use Amazon SimpleDB and put it up on my personal server (which happens to be on Amazon EC2).
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