getURLinfo is a webservice that when given a URL retrieves useful and visual information about it.



Format is optional (XML is the default), callback used for JSON only. Check out the examples, and response documentation, and FAQs.


URLs served

Services supported

Services planned

Service that will probably be added in the future, and the type of object they will return

Journalism article
posterous, Tumblr, Guardian, Wordpress hosted blogs, Slideshare, Scribd, more?
Weather location
BBC Weather,, Yahoo
Finance company
Yahoo Finance, MSN Money, AOL Finance, CNN Money, Reuters
Mapping location
Google Maps, Yahoo Maps, MapQuest
Video sharing video
Hulu, Viddler, Funny or Die, Qik, more?
Shopping product
Amazon, more?
Photo sharing image
SmugMug, Twitpic, yfrog, tweetPhoto, Picasa
Profiles identity
Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google, Windows Live ID, loads more?

Upcoming features

Some of these things might find their way into this product:



By Jason Cartwright

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