Qibla Compass is a mobile app that indicates the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca. This direction -- known as the qibla in Arabic -- is the direction in which Muslims are supposed to face while praying. Mosques and some other houses of worship indicate this direction with an architectural feature called a mihrab, but Muslims who are travelling may not always know where the qibla is when prayer time arrives. When that happens, Qibla Compass helps.
A simple app, simply executed
Qibla Compass isn't a complicated app. It has only one function -- indicate the direction of the qibla -- and it does that. To set it up, you can enter your location either by using your device's GPS function or simply by typing it in manually. You can also search for the city's location in a menu. Once you've established your location, you can view the direction of the qibla in a standard compass view that both points north and indicates the qibla. Alternatively, you can view the direction as an overlay on a 3D street view or keep the calendar and compass view on your device's lock screen. Like all GPS apps, the compass can be unreliable when used around sources of interference.
An easy to use app for travel
If you're travelling and need to know the direction of the qibla, this app is a useful tool.