Have you ever forgotten how many rounds around Ka’aba you have made so far? The Tawaf mobile application counts the rounds automatically for you, and notifies you when you’ve completed seven rounds. It uses a combination of GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to track your position around the Ka’aba. Bluetooth is used to triangulate via fixed BLE beacons.
GISTIC is collecting this data to better understand Tawaf movement patterns. Using this data it aims to provide Tawaf completion time estimates, congestion ratings, and suitable times to perform Tawaf based on gender, age and health conditions.