Fox.ci (Pronounced Foxy) is a URL shortening service with a cute URL.
One of my hobbies is domaining and I really like foxes. In June 2014 I decided I wanted a cute, short, fox-related domain and after a few days of searching in my spare time I acquired Fox.ci. The domain sat around for a few weeks and one day in mid-July I got stuck on a train heading back to NJ from NYC. Some sort of delay occurred that caused us to be stuck on the track for about 3 hours. After sitting around browsing twitter for about 15 minutes the conductor made an announcement that we would be stuck for at least two hours so I decided to work on a project. When I bought Fox.ci I was not totally sure what I wanted to do with it but thought it would make a good domain for a URL shortener. I decided to try out the URL shortener idea and by the end of the train ride had built a working URL shortener.
A few days later I decided to make a JSON API for my URL shortener so others could programmatically generate short URLs.