Created in mid-2020 by myself as a technical proof of concept, zyp.to has become a bit of a
passion project for me. A way to elevate my front-end skills as a primarily back-end developer and push myself to
improve and learn new skills.
I'm a one-man team, spending my free time developing and working on this project. My goal is to develop a viable app people enjoy using, making it feature packed while keeping it super simple and easy to use. I am open to feedback, criticism and suggestions, you can send your thoughts my way through the contact form.
If you like what I'm doing and you're feeling generous, you can...
Each short link has real-time statistics so you can track the links success and see vital information such as where a user is clicking on the link (referrer)* and where they are from (geographical location)*. A more detailed breakdown of total number of clicks, unique clicks, per day and by graph is also available*.
When you create a short link with zyp.to, a small and random short name is created for you such as
zyp.to/fR5ev. Confusing characters have been removed from the algorithm which makes these so you
won't have confusing short urls when they are said or printed. This includes characters like 0 (zero) and O
(upper case o) or I (upper case i) and l (lower case L).
There is also the option to make your own short name for a link if you create a free account. This means you can change zyp.to/fR5ev to zyp.to/mylink or zyp.to/my-link-to-whatever.
Each short link created on zyp.to also has a QR code attached, which can be downloaded and shared alongside or instead of the short link. When a user scans the QR code, they will be taken to your short link which will track stats the same as if they clicked on your link.*
This is a very high level overview of what is currently planned for development in the immediate to very near future and is subject to change, but will hopefully give a good idea of the direction of development. Updated on 29th April 2022
* feature is still currently in development, but will be available soon.