Using Shrty

This simple example assumes a few things.
1) _shrty is a member variable.
2) shrtySvcWithName - We're creating a service instance that doesn't require a name or password. (E.G. IsGd)
3) self implements the ShrtyDelegateProtocol protocol.

First things first.
#import "Shrty.h"
Shrty.h will include everything you need to use Shrty.

Next you'll need to create a ShrtySvc instance. The code below illustrates how you may choose to do that. In this case we're passing the service name, Is.Gd, into a helper method to create our instance. There are constants defined in ShrtySvcConst.h for all the services supported by Shrty.

// Go create an instance of the IsGd service.
[self _createShrtyInstanceFromServiceName:kShrtyIsGdSvcName];
if (nil != _shrty)
NSString* urlToShorten = @"";

// Shorten the URL.
[_shrty shortenUrl:urlToShorten];
In the example above I've removed some code for brevity's sake. Another thing to note is use of the helper method _createShrtyInstanceFromServiceName, included below. This method is part of ShrtyAppController.m, you'll find it in the Shrty source, it's part of the test project.

- (void)_createShrtyInstanceFromServiceName:(NSString*)serviceName
[_shrty release];

_shrty = [ShrtySvc shrtySvcWithName:serviceName userName:nil userPassword:nil delegate:self];
If all goes as expected you should expect to receive a callback to your didReceiveShortenedURL method.

- (void) didReceiveShortenedURL:(NSString*)shortenedURL
if (nil == shortenedURL)
Then you can do with that URL what you please, post it to Twitter, or Facebook, or whatever.

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