Sun Compass, also known as "Manual Compass," is a useful app designed for all Android devices, especially those without a built-in magnetic compass. Instead of relying on a traditional compass, Sun Compass utilizes the direction of the sun as an angle reference, providing an alternative way to avoid magnetic compass interference.
To use Sun Compass, simply switch on your device's GPS and point it towards the sun as directed. Alternatively, you can align your device with the shadow of a vertically straight object. The compass will then align itself to the correct angle, including the Qibla direction, which is indicated by a green arrow.
This app is particularly helpful for users who do not have access to a magnetic compass or who want to rely on the sun's direction for accurate angle measurements. It provides a convenient and reliable way to determine directions and angles, making it a valuable tool for outdoor activities, navigation, and more.
Note: Android 6 users must allow location service access in order to run the app.
Special thanks to Mr. Azrul Arifin of UniSZA for conducting the pilot test on this app.