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Default [App][2.2+] Short URL Resolver

Short URL Resolver handles the short URLs typically used in social networks: t.co, goo.gl, bit.ly, etc.

Why would you need a (big) web browser to open a Youtube video. Click this link on your Android phone: Video (Then try again after installing this app to see the difference).

Sure, there are other apps that do this, but I think mine has unique features:
  • Doesn't get in the way: It's small (~200kb). Minimal user interface. Does exactly 1 thing and does it right.
  • Handles Facebook's external links. Tired of launching the browser to open a m.facebook.com?l.php URL? No more.
  • Handles Youtube's attribution links. These should be handled by the Youtube app (Google's fault). Short URL Resolver handles them for you, so you get to see the video on the Youtube app. No browser involved.
  • Handles Tapatalk api click links.
  • Handles Google.com/url links. They are used in the Play Store descriptions, for example.

Also, it's free, and ad-free. You can make an in-app donation if you feel it's worth it.
It doesn't use any third party service for resolving the URLs. The basic principle is making an HTTP request and determining where it's being redirected.

It's my first public Android App, but I think it's the best of its kind (you can try and prove me wrong X-D)

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Just updated to support Tapatalk links... I didn't notice those api click links Tapatalk generates until I was testing this thread
 
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Really awesome! Certainly the best, there isn't any other app that works so ****ing good. It makes easier moving between apps and improve the workflow. Thanks a lot, keep going!
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How does this compare to CrappaLinks. I know that this one doesn't require root/xposed...But my question is what benefits/advantage does this offer over CrappaLinks for people who are already rooted and have xposed??
 
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Great work. Thanks for sharing.

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How does this compare to CrappaLinks. I know that this one doesn't require root/xposed...But my question is what benefits/advantage does this offer over CrappaLinks for people who are already rooted and have xposed??
Well i think its only advantage is for non rooted users and redirects bit.ly and goo.gl, i personally use crappalinks and doesnt seem to work on those but im not sure since i dont click on alot of links
 
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How does this compare to CrappaLinks. I know that this one doesn't require root/xposed...But my question is what benefits/advantage does this offer over CrappaLinks for people who are already rooted and have xposed??
I'm the author of CrappaLinks. If you're already using CrappaLinks: you can use it for apps that may not be supported by CrappaLinks, or use it for shortened URLs (as CrappaLinks doesn't unshorten URLs yet.) It's also useful if you come across a shortened/masked link in a document or similar.
CrappaLinks removes masking from *specific* apps that mask your links. This app can be used anywhere for unmasking *and* unshortening.

I personally use it alongside CrappaLinks, for the reasons I've mentioned above.
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I'm the author of CrappaLinks. If you're already using CrappaLinks: you can use it for apps that may not be supported by CrappaLinks, or use it for shortened URLs (as CrappaLinks doesn't unshorten URLs yet.) It's also useful if you come across a shortened/masked link in a document or similar.
CrappaLinks removes masking from *specific* apps that mask your links. This app can be used anywhere for unmasking *and* unshortening.

I personally use it alongside CrappaLinks, for the reasons I've mentioned above.
Gotcha. Do you plan on adding universal link unmasking to CrappaLinks in future? Or just adding support for individual apps? (Support for slickdeals app would be great). The reason why I ask this is because the url shortner service that app uses is blocked by Adblock and because of that I can't open ANY links from that app. Also same with adf(dot)ly links

Regardless I'll be using this alongside CrappaLinks that way most if not all links on my phone will be unmasked regardless of the app. Thanks @op for this.

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Even after installing this app....slickdeals redirect urls don't work.

Edit 2: Here is a sample redirecting link from slickdeals app http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-1225267...%252520Catalog
 
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The reason why I ask this is because the url shortner service that app uses is blocked by Adblock and because of that I can't open ANY links from that app. Also same with adf(dot)ly links
Putting it in very simple terms, the only way to unshorten these URLs is:
"Open" the URL -> See if the "destination" is different
This requires a connection to the host that is shortening the URLs. If you're blocking it (by using Adblock for example,) it's not possible to connect at all, so all unshortening apps will fail as well.

You may be able to white list whatever hosts you want in Adblock. Check their help pages and see for yourself, not sure.

About CrappaLinks requests, please ask in the CrappaLinks thread as to keep this one on topic.
 
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Even after installing this app....slickdeals redirect urls don't work.

Edit 2: Here is a sample redirecting link from slickdeals app http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-1225267...%252520Catalog
Hi... I'll try to add support for those URLs... Shouldn't take long.

I have a beta testing community on g+ ( sorry it's private and I cannot make it public now). Send me a message and I'll invite you if you want to test early versions.

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