I found this, but haven't tried it. http://davidwalsh.name/google-url
It appears that the google.gl "short URLs" are just bidirectional hash index values. Google.gl needs to know BOTH the hash and the original target "long" URL.
See also: http://code.google.com/apis...getting_started.htmlhttp://code.google.com/apis...er/v1/reference.html
[This message has been edited by Marvin McInnis (edited 05-09-2011).]