Google creates AR web app to help find what direction to pray towards

For this year's Ramadan, Google added a number of convenient holiday-specific features to their various services. The latest is a neat web app that leverages augmented reality to help users find what direction they should pray in.

After noticing that those searching for this direction - known as Qibla - often look for a compass, Google created this app: It would be a lot easier to simply hold up your phone and have it tell you the right direction to pray towards.

An arrow guides users to the right direction at which point an overlay appears noting how many kilometers you are from the Grand Mosque.

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