Problems? james [at] 20ofnoon [dot] com
Simple! Program your application to issue a HTTP GET request: http://lzl.me/linkchopper.php?link=http://www.yourlink.com
The "http://www.yourlink.com" may be replaced by whatever URL you want to shorten.
After submitting the URL you would like shortened, a page will be returned. If successful, the body of the page will contain only the new shortened URL, in plain text.
Try it: http://lzl.me/linkchopper.php?link=http://www.theonion.com/content/node/37418