To be able to complete this project, you need to have Visual Studio for Mac or PC installed. Refer to Chapter 1, Introduction to Xamarin, for more details on how to set up your environment.
You also need an Azure account. If you have a Visual Studio subscription, there is a specific amount of Azure credits included each month. To activate your Azure benefits, go to the following link: https://my.visualstudio.com
You can also create a free account, whereby you can use selected services for free over 12 months. You will get $200 worth of credit to explore any Azure service for 30 days, and you can also use the free services at any time. Read more at the following link: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/