Qibla is the Arabic word for the direction that should be faced during prayers.
It points to the Kaaba in Mecca and gives a common direction to Muslims all around the globe.
You no longer need an astrolabe or another costly device. Your iPhone can help you.
Depending on your iPhone model, there are 2 options :
- With an iPhone with integrated compass, just wait one or two seconds and your iPhone will point the Qibla. The screen displays "Delta" with angular difference.
- With an older model or an Ipod Touch, you’ll need a real compass to find magnetic north. Then, set the top of your iPhone pointing the same direction. The arrow on the iPhone will show you the Qibla direction. The screen displays "Compass bearing" with magnetic declination included.
Double Tap on the compass to change its look.
New in version 2.0 : salaat times.
The control panel for salaat is in iPhone "Settings".
You have 10 presets (ISNA, MWL, …) for calculation method and 2 choices for Asr.
No network access is required, all calculations are done on the device. Great for traveling.
Snapshots iPad: (25% zoom, clic for full screen)
Keywords: Kiblah, Kaaba, salaat, salat.
- 2.20: Major bug fix and graphic candy.
- 2.13: Bugfix for iOS 8
- 2.12: Graphic improvements.
Minimum iOS 5.1.1 (iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G)
- 2.10: Universal app : iPad compatible.
Better internal compass handling.
New theme for compass display. Double tap on the compass to change view.
- 2.00: Large changes:
- Added salaat time calculation (10 presets)
- Improved graphics for iPhone 4
- iOS4 compatible
- 1.30: Improved magnetic declination calculation.
- 1.20: iPhone pre-3GS and Ipod Touch display magnetic heading information instead of geographic heading.
- 1.11: Minor bugfix for unauthorized access to location.
- 1.10: New theme for compass display. Double tap on the compass to change view.
- 1.02: Heading display and french translation
- 1.00: First version
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