While creating a new LiveCycle demo recently I came across an issue where I wanted to pass a URL of a document via Twitter. The process was storing a PDF document into LiveCycle Content Services, obtaining the URL, then notifying people about the new document via Twitter.
I took a look at the APIs for bit.ly and after a quick bit of Googling I came across Peter Mularien’s tutorial on URL Shortening in Java using bit.ly. About thirty minutes later I had an Eclipse project setup, a bity.ly account & developer GUID, and had written the component XML describing the properties to expose to LiveCycle. For more detail on that process check out this article:Extending LiveCycle ES software through custom DSC development – Part 1: Create a basic service component
The result is this new reusable component for LiveCycle! All you need to do is provide
- Bit.ly Login
- Bit.lyAPI Key
Let me know if and how you use it!