Finding the direction of Mecca is easy now with Google’s augmented reality app

Finding the Qibla — the direction that should be faced when a Muslim prays, wherever they are in the world — is now easier thanks to a new Google web app for Android.

Launched during Ramadan, Qibla Finder (g.co/QiblaFinder) uses augmented reality to show Muslims the fixed direction toward the Kaaba in the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Working with the device’s compass and camera, the app uses the location of Kaaba (Lat 21.4224779, Long 39.8251832) and the user’s current location to calculate the most direct route and the exact distance.

Using the Finder is easy.

Just go to the address g.co/QiblaFinder on your smartphone and move the camera until the Kaaba symbol shows up, floating in space.

For iOS users, unfortunately there’s no augmented reality feature available:

Credit: mashable/screenshot

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alQibla (for Prayer Times Qibla Direction on Map and Compass and Hijri Calendar – System Requirements

*Supports local notifications for Adhan alerts on iOS 4+ for iPhone/iPod/iPad* *Please purchase the hijri calendar to support development* alQibla provides you with an easy tool to precisely determine the direction of qibla from any location around the world and calculate the prayer times for your city. Features: 1. Prayer Times based on your calculation method & location (detects automatically and allows searching and saving locations too). 2. Prayer Times Notifications based for all prayers including one for before Fajr. 3. Notifications can have different Adhan for each prayer. 4. It uses iPhone’s/iPod’s built in location services to determine your location and gives you the direction to Qibla on a Map. 5. Find the Qibla direction from any address using the search feature. 6. It also allows you to find Prayer Times for the following calculation methods: -Ja’fari Ithna Asheri -University of Islamic Sciences, Karachi -Islamic society of North America (ISNA) -Muslim World League (MWL) -Umm al-Qura, Makkah -Egyptian General Authority of Survey -Institute of Geophysics, University of Tehran -Custom Method (To add custom angles and minutes to prayer times) 7. Prayer times tuner to make adjustments and share monthly prayer timetable with your friends/family/relatives. 8. View Prayer Times in Arabic, French, Turkish and English. 9. Includes a graphical compass for iPhone 3Gs + devices with the compass hardware. Search could use the following formats: 1. Full address or Zip code (example: NJ 08544) 2. Cities, states, and continents (examples: France, Tehran) 3. Famous places (example: Masjid Ul Haram) 4. Coordinates (example: +38 34′ 24″, -80 32′ 57″) Requirements: 1. iPhone OS 4.3+ installed with Location Services (Settings > General > Location Services) turned ON. 2. Also requires either a WiFi or a 3G network to load the map tiles. 3. For prayer time adhan notifications iOS4+ is required. Please write reviews for the app as it would help me improve and add more features.

alQibla (for Prayer Times Qibla Direction on Map and Compass and Hijri Calendar – is NOT currently available on PC.The platform(s) it will be available on are: We will update this area with alQibla (for Prayer Times Qibla Direction on Map and Compass and Hijri Calendar – system requirements as soon as we hear an announcement that it is coming to PC.

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