Makkah Qibla Finder by Google for Mobile & Desktop

Makkah Direction Finder (Qibla) by Google

Google has released this new tool and apps on the Ramadan Holy Month for locating the Qibla in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.  Lets see how it works.

How Qibla Finder works

What is Qibla?
Qibla is the fixed direction towards the Ka’bah in the Grand Mosque in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. It's the direction which all Muslims face when performing their prayers, wherever they are in the world.

How we calculate Qibla
We use the location of Kaaba (Lat 21.4224779 Long 39.8251832) and your current location (provided by GPS or manually) to determine the most direct route between two points on the globe, also known as the great-circle distance. This is calculated using the haversine formula. When viewed on a flat map, the line can sometimes appear bent due to the curvature of the earth.

The haversine formula is an equation important in navigation, giving great-circle distances between two points on a sphere from their longitudes and latitudes. It is a special case of a more general formula in spherical trigonometry, the law of haversines, relating the sides and angles of spherical "triangles".

Making sure the direction is accurate
Qibla Finder works with your device’s compass. To make sure that the direction is as accurate as possible, we recommend calibrating your compass before using.

Why we ask for permissions
Qibla Finder is made to work with your phone’s GPS and camera (on Android). To provide you with the best experience we need to ask for permission to access these features. This information is never stored, and is not shared outside the Qibla Finder. You can change permissions anytime from your browser.

How to change permissions
To change permissions simply go to your browser permission settings, and allow (or disallow) this site to access your camera and/or location.

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