Because everyone needs their own URL shortening service
At the moment I’m in between paid work and have been using my time to generally enjoy life but to also improve my skills. I’m all about the skills.
A while back I had an idea to develop a URL shortener just to see how little code would be required but decided the world really didn’t need another one. With time on my hands over Easter & the curiosity of a technology enthusiast I just started hacking and had a functioning prototype within a short time-frame.
I wasn’t keen on parting with my shiny pennies for a domain name considering my lack of income but I’d written the code and thought I’d may as well go the whole hog and get my work into the wild.