About to take the plunge

I’m about to start using xojo for the first time. I’m coming from VB.net. The cross platform ability is want is making me try xojo. In the VB.net program I started I link into google maps, facebook, mailchimp etc. through their api’s. Am I going to be able to do this with xojo? If so how?

I’m not following what you wish to do, can you give a VB.net equivalent? Maybe that would help us understand. Is it that you simply want to launch the Web browser with a certain url? ShowURL("http://maps.google.com") or are you talking about accessing API’s provided by those products? If so, see: http://documentation.xojo.com/index.php/HTTPSocket and it’s secure variant: http://documentation.xojo.com/index.php/HTTPSecureSocket