Sunday, January 07, 2007
Find Qiblah in Japan
With emerging of API's of diverses Website's it is now easy to create usefull services for people, such as in this case.
The website is locating the qiblah (the red line on picture), which shows the direction in which moslems has to face during prayers, through input of the location which you put in. The website uses maps and services of the Google Maps.
For moslems, who move to another country, such as in my case moved to Japan, have problem to find easily stuff such as the qiblah daily prayer.
It is a really good example of using the existing services to create another services, which is for people very usefull.
I am saying in this case maybe usage of GPS and some Smartphone or PDA this application can be used and modified as mobile solution to find the Qibla on the go, such as travelling.
Thanks for the services to ibn Mas'ud which wrote this project on his blog, which can be interesting to see the comments.
Website can be found under www.qiblalocator.com