Android APIs
public class

DateUtils

extends Object
java.lang.Object
   ↳ android.text.format.DateUtils

Class Overview

This class contains various date-related utilities for creating text for things like elapsed time and date ranges, strings for days of the week and months, and AM/PM text etc.

Summary

Constants
String ABBREV_MONTH_FORMAT This constant was deprecated in API level 17. Use SimpleDateFormat instead.
String ABBREV_WEEKDAY_FORMAT
long DAY_IN_MILLIS
int FORMAT_12HOUR
int FORMAT_24HOUR
int FORMAT_ABBREV_ALL
int FORMAT_ABBREV_MONTH
int FORMAT_ABBREV_RELATIVE
int FORMAT_ABBREV_TIME
int FORMAT_ABBREV_WEEKDAY
int FORMAT_CAP_AMPM
int FORMAT_CAP_MIDNIGHT
int FORMAT_CAP_NOON
int FORMAT_CAP_NOON_MIDNIGHT
int FORMAT_NO_MIDNIGHT
int FORMAT_NO_MONTH_DAY
int FORMAT_NO_NOON
int FORMAT_NO_NOON_MIDNIGHT
int FORMAT_NO_YEAR
int FORMAT_NUMERIC_DATE
int FORMAT_SHOW_DATE
int FORMAT_SHOW_TIME
int FORMAT_SHOW_WEEKDAY
int FORMAT_SHOW_YEAR
int FORMAT_UTC This constant was deprecated in API level 9. Use formatDateRange and pass in Time.TIMEZONE_UTC for the timeZone instead.
long HOUR_IN_MILLIS
String HOUR_MINUTE_24 This constant was deprecated in API level 17. Use SimpleDateFormat instead.
int LENGTH_LONG This constant was deprecated in API level 17. Use SimpleDateFormat instead.
int LENGTH_MEDIUM This constant was deprecated in API level 17. Use SimpleDateFormat instead.
int LENGTH_SHORT This constant was deprecated in API level 17. Use SimpleDateFormat instead.
int LENGTH_SHORTER This constant was deprecated in API level 17. Use SimpleDateFormat instead.
int LENGTH_SHORTEST This constant was deprecated in API level 17. Use SimpleDateFormat instead.
long MINUTE_IN_MILLIS
String MONTH_DAY_FORMAT
String MONTH_FORMAT
String NUMERIC_MONTH_FORMAT
long SECOND_IN_MILLIS
String WEEKDAY_FORMAT
long WEEK_IN_MILLIS
String YEAR_FORMAT
String YEAR_FORMAT_TWO_DIGITS
long YEAR_IN_MILLIS This constant is actually the length of 364 days, not of a year!
Fields
public static final int[] sameMonthTable This field was deprecated in API level 17. Do not use.
public static final int[] sameYearTable This field was deprecated in API level 17. Do not use.
Public Constructors
DateUtils()
Public Methods
static Formatter formatDateRange(Context context, Formatter formatter, long startMillis, long endMillis, int flags, String timeZone)
Formats a date or a time range according to the local conventions.
static Formatter formatDateRange(Context context, Formatter formatter, long startMillis, long endMillis, int flags)
Formats a date or a time range according to the local conventions.
static String formatDateRange(Context context, long startMillis, long endMillis, int flags)
Formats a date or a time range according to the local conventions.
static String formatDateTime(Context context, long millis, int flags)
Formats a date or a time according to the local conventions.
static String formatElapsedTime(long elapsedSeconds)
Formats an elapsed time in the form "MM:SS" or "H:MM:SS" for display on the call-in-progress screen.
static String formatElapsedTime(StringBuilder recycle, long elapsedSeconds)
Formats an elapsed time in a format like "MM:SS" or "H:MM:SS" (using a form suited to the current locale), similar to that used on the call-in-progress screen.
final static CharSequence formatSameDayTime(long then, long now, int dateStyle, int timeStyle)
Format a date / time such that if the then is on the same day as now, it shows just the time and if it's a different day, it shows just the date.
static String getAMPMString(int ampm)
This method was deprecated in API level 17. Use SimpleDateFormat instead.
static String getDayOfWeekString(int dayOfWeek, int abbrev)
This method was deprecated in API level 17. Use SimpleDateFormat instead.
static String getMonthString(int month, int abbrev)
This method was deprecated in API level 17. Use SimpleDateFormat instead.
static CharSequence getRelativeDateTimeString(Context c, long time, long minResolution, long transitionResolution, int flags)
Return string describing the elapsed time since startTime formatted like "[relative time/date], [time]".
static CharSequence getRelativeTimeSpanString(Context c, long millis, boolean withPreposition)
static CharSequence getRelativeTimeSpanString(long time, long now, long minResolution, int flags)
Returns a string describing 'time' as a time relative to 'now'.
static CharSequence getRelativeTimeSpanString(Context c, long millis)
Convenience function to return relative time string without preposition.
static CharSequence getRelativeTimeSpanString(long time, long now, long minResolution)
Returns a string describing 'time' as a time relative to 'now'.
static CharSequence getRelativeTimeSpanString(long startTime)
Returns a string describing the elapsed time since startTime.
static boolean isToday(long when)
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Inherited Methods
From class java.lang.Object

Constants

public static final String ABBREV_MONTH_FORMAT

Added in API level 3

This constant was deprecated in API level 17.
Use SimpleDateFormat instead.

This is not actually a useful month name in all locales.

Constant Value: "%b"

public static final String ABBREV_WEEKDAY_FORMAT

Added in API level 3

Constant Value: "%a"

public static final long DAY_IN_MILLIS

Added in API level 3

Constant Value: 86400000 (0x0000000005265c00)

public static final int FORMAT_12HOUR

Added in API level 3

Constant Value: 64 (0x00000040)

public static final int FORMAT_24HOUR

Added in API level 3

Constant Value: 128 (0x00000080)

public static final int FORMAT_ABBREV_ALL

Added in API level 3

Constant Value: 524288 (0x00080000)

public static final int FORMAT_ABBREV_MONTH

Added in API level 3

Constant Value: 65536 (0x00010000)

public static final int FORMAT_ABBREV_RELATIVE

Added in API level 3

Constant Value: 262144 (0x00040000)

public static final int FORMAT_ABBREV_TIME

Added in API level 3

Constant Value: 16384 (0x00004000)

public static final int FORMAT_ABBREV_WEEKDAY

Added in API level 3

Constant Value: 32768 (0x00008000)

public static final int FORMAT_CAP_AMPM

Added in API level 3

Constant Value: 256 (0x00000100)

public static final int FORMAT_CAP_MIDNIGHT

Added in API level 3

Constant Value: 4096 (0x00001000)

public static final int FORMAT_CAP_NOON

Added in API level 3

Constant Value: 1024 (0x00000400)

public static final int FORMAT_CAP_NOON_MIDNIGHT

Added in API level 3

Constant Value: 5120 (0x00001400)

public static final int FORMAT_NO_MIDNIGHT

Added in API level 3

Constant Value: 2048 (0x00000800)

public static final int FORMAT_NO_MONTH_DAY

Added in API level 3

Constant Value: 32 (0x00000020)

public static final int FORMAT_NO_NOON

Added in API level 3

Constant Value: 512 (0x00000200)

public static final int FORMAT_NO_NOON_MIDNIGHT

Added in API level 3

Constant Value: 2560 (0x00000a00)

public static final int FORMAT_NO_YEAR

Added in API level 3

Constant Value: 8 (0x00000008)

public static final int FORMAT_NUMERIC_DATE

Added in API level 3

Constant Value: 131072 (0x00020000)

public static final int FORMAT_SHOW_DATE

Added in API level 3

Constant Value: 16 (0x00000010)

public static final int FORMAT_SHOW_TIME

Added in API level 3

Constant Value: 1 (0x00000001)

public static final int FORMAT_SHOW_WEEKDAY

Added in API level 3

Constant Value: 2 (0x00000002)

public static final int FORMAT_SHOW_YEAR

Added in API level 3

Constant Value: 4 (0x00000004)

public static final int FORMAT_UTC

Added in API level 3

This constant was deprecated in API level 9.
Use formatDateRange and pass in Time.TIMEZONE_UTC for the timeZone instead.

Constant Value: 8192 (0x00002000)

public static final long HOUR_IN_MILLIS

Added in API level 3

Constant Value: 3600000 (0x000000000036ee80)

public static final String HOUR_MINUTE_24

Added in API level 3

This constant was deprecated in API level 17.
Use SimpleDateFormat instead.

This is not actually the preferred 24-hour date format in all locales.

Constant Value: "%H:%M"

public static final int LENGTH_LONG

Added in API level 3

This constant was deprecated in API level 17.
Use SimpleDateFormat instead.

Request the full spelled-out name. For use with the 'abbrev' parameter of getDayOfWeekString(int, int) and getMonthString(int, int).

Constant Value: 10 (0x0000000a)

public static final int LENGTH_MEDIUM

Added in API level 3

This constant was deprecated in API level 17.
Use SimpleDateFormat instead.

Request an abbreviated version of the name. For use with the 'abbrev' parameter of getDayOfWeekString(int, int) and getMonthString(int, int).

Constant Value: 20 (0x00000014)

public static final int LENGTH_SHORT

Added in API level 3

This constant was deprecated in API level 17.
Use SimpleDateFormat instead.

Request a shorter abbreviated version of the name. For use with the 'abbrev' parameter of getDayOfWeekString(int, int) and getMonthString(int, int).

Constant Value: 30 (0x0000001e)

public static final int LENGTH_SHORTER

Added in API level 3

This constant was deprecated in API level 17.
Use SimpleDateFormat instead.

Request an even shorter abbreviated version of the name. Do not use this. Currently this will always return the same result as LENGTH_SHORT.

Constant Value: 40 (0x00000028)

public static final int LENGTH_SHORTEST

Added in API level 3

This constant was deprecated in API level 17.
Use SimpleDateFormat instead.

Request an even shorter abbreviated version of the name. For use with the 'abbrev' parameter of getDayOfWeekString(int, int) and getMonthString(int, int).

Constant Value: 50 (0x00000032)

public static final long MINUTE_IN_MILLIS

Added in API level 3

Constant Value: 60000 (0x000000000000ea60)

public static final String MONTH_DAY_FORMAT

Added in API level 3

Constant Value: "%-d"

public static final String MONTH_FORMAT

Added in API level 3

Constant Value: "%B"

public static final String NUMERIC_MONTH_FORMAT

Added in API level 3

Constant Value: "%m"

public static final long SECOND_IN_MILLIS

Added in API level 3

Constant Value: 1000 (0x00000000000003e8)

public static final String WEEKDAY_FORMAT

Added in API level 3

Constant Value: "%A"

public static final long WEEK_IN_MILLIS

Added in API level 3

Constant Value: 604800000 (0x00000000240c8400)

public static final String YEAR_FORMAT

Added in API level 3

Constant Value: "%Y"

public static final String YEAR_FORMAT_TWO_DIGITS

Added in API level 3

Constant Value: "%g"

public static final long YEAR_IN_MILLIS

Added in API level 3

This constant is actually the length of 364 days, not of a year!

Constant Value: 31449600000 (0x00000007528ad000)

Fields

public static final int[] sameMonthTable

Added in API level 3

This field was deprecated in API level 17.
Do not use.

public static final int[] sameYearTable

Added in API level 3

This field was deprecated in API level 17.
Do not use.

Public Constructors

public DateUtils ()

Added in API level 3

Public Methods

public static Formatter formatDateRange (Context context, Formatter formatter, long startMillis, long endMillis, int flags, String timeZone)

Added in API level 9

Formats a date or a time range according to the local conventions.

Example output strings (date formats in these examples are shown using the US date format convention but that may change depending on the local settings):

  • 10:15am
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • 3pm - 4pm
  • 3PM - 4PM
  • 08:00 - 17:00
  • Oct 9
  • Tue, Oct 9
  • October 9, 2007
  • Oct 9 - 10
  • Oct 9 - 10, 2007
  • Oct 28 - Nov 3, 2007
  • Dec 31, 2007 - Jan 1, 2008
  • Oct 9, 8:00am - Oct 10, 5:00pm
  • 12/31/2007 - 01/01/2008

The flags argument is a bitmask of options from the following list:

  • FORMAT_SHOW_TIME
  • FORMAT_SHOW_WEEKDAY
  • FORMAT_SHOW_YEAR
  • FORMAT_SHOW_DATE
  • FORMAT_NO_MONTH_DAY
  • FORMAT_12HOUR
  • FORMAT_24HOUR
  • FORMAT_CAP_AMPM
  • FORMAT_NO_NOON
  • FORMAT_CAP_NOON
  • FORMAT_NO_MIDNIGHT
  • FORMAT_CAP_MIDNIGHT
  • FORMAT_UTC
  • FORMAT_ABBREV_TIME
  • FORMAT_ABBREV_WEEKDAY
  • FORMAT_ABBREV_MONTH
  • FORMAT_ABBREV_ALL
  • FORMAT_NUMERIC_DATE

If FORMAT_SHOW_TIME is set, the time is shown as part of the date range. If the start and end time are the same, then just the start time is shown.

If FORMAT_SHOW_WEEKDAY is set, then the weekday is shown.

If FORMAT_SHOW_YEAR is set, then the year is always shown. If FORMAT_SHOW_YEAR is not set, then the year is shown only if it is different from the current year, or if the start and end dates fall on different years.

Normally the date is shown unless the start and end day are the same. If FORMAT_SHOW_DATE is set, then the date is always shown, even for same day ranges.

If FORMAT_NO_MONTH_DAY is set, then if the date is shown, just the month name will be shown, not the day of the month. For example, "January, 2008" instead of "January 6 - 12, 2008".

If FORMAT_CAP_AMPM is set and 12-hour time is used, then the "AM" and "PM" are capitalized. You should not use this flag because in some locales these terms cannot be capitalized, and in many others it doesn't make sense to do so even though it is possible.

If FORMAT_NO_NOON is set and 12-hour time is used, then "12pm" is shown instead of "noon".

If FORMAT_CAP_NOON is set and 12-hour time is used, then "Noon" is shown instead of "noon". You should probably not use this flag because in many locales it will not make sense to capitalize the term.

If FORMAT_NO_MIDNIGHT is set and 12-hour time is used, then "12am" is shown instead of "midnight".

If FORMAT_CAP_MIDNIGHT is set and 12-hour time is used, then "Midnight" is shown instead of "midnight". You should probably not use this flag because in many locales it will not make sense to capitalize the term.

If FORMAT_12HOUR is set and the time is shown, then the time is shown in the 12-hour time format. You should not normally set this. Instead, let the time format be chosen automatically according to the system settings. If both FORMAT_12HOUR and FORMAT_24HOUR are set, then FORMAT_24HOUR takes precedence.

If FORMAT_24HOUR is set and the time is shown, then the time is shown in the 24-hour time format. You should not normally set this. Instead, let the time format be chosen automatically according to the system settings. If both FORMAT_12HOUR and FORMAT_24HOUR are set, then FORMAT_24HOUR takes precedence.

If FORMAT_UTC is set, then the UTC time zone is used for the start and end milliseconds unless a time zone is specified. If a time zone is specified it will be used regardless of the FORMAT_UTC flag.

If FORMAT_ABBREV_TIME is set and 12-hour time format is used, then the start and end times (if shown) are abbreviated by not showing the minutes if they are zero. For example, instead of "3:00pm" the time would be abbreviated to "3pm".

If FORMAT_ABBREV_WEEKDAY is set, then the weekday (if shown) is abbreviated to a 3-letter string.

If FORMAT_ABBREV_MONTH is set, then the month (if shown) is abbreviated to a 3-letter string.

If FORMAT_ABBREV_ALL is set, then the weekday and the month (if shown) are abbreviated to 3-letter strings.

If FORMAT_NUMERIC_DATE is set, then the date is shown in numeric format instead of using the name of the month. For example, "12/31/2008" instead of "December 31, 2008".

If the end date ends at 12:00am at the beginning of a day, it is formatted as the end of the previous day in two scenarios:

  • For single day events. This results in "8pm - midnight" instead of "Nov 10, 8pm - Nov 11, 12am".
  • When the time is not displayed. This results in "Nov 10 - 11" for an event with a start date of Nov 10 and an end date of Nov 12 at 00:00.

Parameters
context the context is required only if the time is shown
formatter the Formatter used for formatting the date range. Note: be sure to call setLength(0) on StringBuilder passed to the Formatter constructor unless you want the results to accumulate.
startMillis the start time in UTC milliseconds
endMillis the end time in UTC milliseconds
flags a bit mask of options
timeZone the time zone to compute the string in. Use null for local or if the FORMAT_UTC flag is being used.
Returns
  • the formatter with the formatted date/time range appended to the string buffer.

public static Formatter formatDateRange (Context context, Formatter formatter, long startMillis, long endMillis, int flags)

Added in API level 5

Formats a date or a time range according to the local conventions.

Note that this is a convenience method for formatting the date or time range in the local time zone. If you want to specify the time zone please use formatDateRange.

Parameters
context the context is required only if the time is shown
formatter the Formatter used for formatting the date range. Note: be sure to call setLength(0) on StringBuilder passed to the Formatter constructor unless you want the results to accumulate.
startMillis the start time in UTC milliseconds
endMillis the end time in UTC milliseconds
flags a bit mask of options See formatDateRange
Returns
  • a string containing the formatted date/time range.

public static String formatDateRange (Context context, long startMillis, long endMillis, int flags)

Added in API level 3

Formats a date or a time range according to the local conventions.

Note that this is a convenience method. Using it involves creating an internal Formatter instance on-the-fly, which is somewhat costly in terms of memory and time. This is probably acceptable if you use the method only rarely, but if you rely on it for formatting a large number of dates, consider creating and reusing your own Formatter instance and use the version of formatDateRange that takes a Formatter.

Parameters
context the context is required only if the time is shown
startMillis the start time in UTC milliseconds
endMillis the end time in UTC milliseconds
flags a bit mask of options See formatDateRange
Returns
  • a string containing the formatted date/time range.

public static String formatDateTime (Context context, long millis, int flags)

Added in API level 3

Formats a date or a time according to the local conventions. There are lots of options that allow the caller to control, for example, if the time is shown, if the day of the week is shown, if the month name is abbreviated, if noon is shown instead of 12pm, and so on. For the complete list of options, see the documentation for formatDateRange(Context, Formatter, long, long, int).

Example output strings (date formats in these examples are shown using the US date format convention but that may change depending on the local settings):

  • 10:15am
  • 3:00pm
  • 3pm
  • 3PM
  • 08:00
  • 17:00
  • noon
  • Noon
  • midnight
  • Midnight
  • Oct 31
  • Oct 31, 2007
  • October 31, 2007
  • 10am, Oct 31
  • 17:00, Oct 31
  • Wed
  • Wednesday
  • 10am, Wed, Oct 31
  • Wed, Oct 31
  • Wednesday, Oct 31
  • Wed, Oct 31, 2007
  • Wed, October 31
  • 10/31/2007

Parameters
context the context is required only if the time is shown
millis a point in time in UTC milliseconds
flags a bit mask of formatting options
Returns
  • a string containing the formatted date/time.

public static String formatElapsedTime (long elapsedSeconds)

Added in API level 3

Formats an elapsed time in the form "MM:SS" or "H:MM:SS" for display on the call-in-progress screen.

Parameters
elapsedSeconds the elapsed time in seconds.

public static String formatElapsedTime (StringBuilder recycle, long elapsedSeconds)

Added in API level 3

Formats an elapsed time in a format like "MM:SS" or "H:MM:SS" (using a form suited to the current locale), similar to that used on the call-in-progress screen.

Parameters
recycle StringBuilder to recycle, or null to use a temporary one.
elapsedSeconds the elapsed time in seconds.

public static final CharSequence formatSameDayTime (long then, long now, int dateStyle, int timeStyle)

Added in API level 3

Format a date / time such that if the then is on the same day as now, it shows just the time and if it's a different day, it shows just the date.

The parameters dateFormat and timeFormat should each be one of DEFAULT, FULL, LONG, MEDIUM or SHORT

Parameters
then the date to format
now the base time
dateStyle how to format the date portion.
timeStyle how to format the time portion.

public static String getAMPMString (int ampm)

Added in API level 3

This method was deprecated in API level 17.
Use SimpleDateFormat instead.

Return a localized string for AM or PM.

Parameters
ampm Either Calendar.AM or Calendar.PM.
Returns
  • Localized version of "AM" or "PM".
Throws
IndexOutOfBoundsException if the ampm is out of bounds.

public static String getDayOfWeekString (int dayOfWeek, int abbrev)

Added in API level 3

This method was deprecated in API level 17.
Use SimpleDateFormat instead.

Return a string for the day of the week.

Parameters
dayOfWeek One of Calendar.SUNDAY, Calendar.MONDAY, etc.
abbrev One of LENGTH_LONG, LENGTH_SHORT, LENGTH_MEDIUM, or LENGTH_SHORTEST. Note that in most languages, LENGTH_SHORT will return the same as LENGTH_MEDIUM. Undefined lengths will return LENGTH_MEDIUM but may return something different in the future.
Throws
IndexOutOfBoundsException if the dayOfWeek is out of bounds.

public static String getMonthString (int month, int abbrev)

Added in API level 3

This method was deprecated in API level 17.
Use SimpleDateFormat instead.

Return a localized string for the month of the year.

Parameters
month One of Calendar.JANUARY, Calendar.FEBRUARY, etc.
abbrev One of LENGTH_LONG, LENGTH_MEDIUM, or LENGTH_SHORTEST. Undefined lengths will return LENGTH_MEDIUM but may return something different in the future.
Returns
  • Localized month of the year.

public static CharSequence getRelativeDateTimeString (Context c, long time, long minResolution, long transitionResolution, int flags)

Added in API level 3

Return string describing the elapsed time since startTime formatted like "[relative time/date], [time]".

Example output strings for the US date format.

  • 3 min. ago, 10:15 AM
  • Yesterday, 12:20 PM
  • Dec 12, 4:12 AM
  • 11/14/2007, 8:20 AM

Parameters
time some time in the past.
minResolution the minimum elapsed time (in milliseconds) to report when showing relative times. For example, a time 3 seconds in the past will be reported as "0 minutes ago" if this is set to MINUTE_IN_MILLIS.
transitionResolution the elapsed time (in milliseconds) at which to stop reporting relative measurements. Elapsed times greater than this resolution will default to normal date formatting. For example, will transition from "7 days ago" to "Dec 12" when using WEEK_IN_MILLIS.

public static CharSequence getRelativeTimeSpanString (Context c, long millis, boolean withPreposition)

Added in API level 3

Parameters
withPreposition If true, the string returned will include the correct preposition ("at 9:20am", "on 10/12/2008" or "on May 29").
Returns
  • a relative time string to display the time expressed by millis. Times are counted starting at midnight, which means that assuming that the current time is March 31st, 0:30:
    • "millis=0:10 today" will be displayed as "0:10"
    • "millis=11:30pm the day before" will be displayed as "Mar 30"
    If the given millis is in a different year, then the full date is returned in numeric format (e.g., "10/12/2008").

public static CharSequence getRelativeTimeSpanString (long time, long now, long minResolution, int flags)

Added in API level 3

Returns a string describing 'time' as a time relative to 'now'.

Time spans in the past are formatted like "42 minutes ago". Time spans in the future are formatted like "in 42 minutes".

Can use FORMAT_ABBREV_RELATIVE flag to use abbreviated relative times, like "42 mins ago".

Parameters
time the time to describe, in milliseconds
now the current time in milliseconds
minResolution the minimum timespan to report. For example, a time 3 seconds in the past will be reported as "0 minutes ago" if this is set to MINUTE_IN_MILLIS. Pass one of 0, MINUTE_IN_MILLIS, HOUR_IN_MILLIS, DAY_IN_MILLIS, WEEK_IN_MILLIS
flags a bit mask of formatting options, such as FORMAT_NUMERIC_DATE or FORMAT_ABBREV_RELATIVE

public static CharSequence getRelativeTimeSpanString (Context c, long millis)

Added in API level 3

Convenience function to return relative time string without preposition.

Parameters
c context for resources
millis time in milliseconds
Returns

public static CharSequence getRelativeTimeSpanString (long time, long now, long minResolution)

Added in API level 3

Returns a string describing 'time' as a time relative to 'now'.

Time spans in the past are formatted like "42 minutes ago". Time spans in the future are formatted like "in 42 minutes".

Parameters
time the time to describe, in milliseconds
now the current time in milliseconds
minResolution the minimum timespan to report. For example, a time 3 seconds in the past will be reported as "0 minutes ago" if this is set to MINUTE_IN_MILLIS. Pass one of 0, MINUTE_IN_MILLIS, HOUR_IN_MILLIS, DAY_IN_MILLIS, WEEK_IN_MILLIS

public static CharSequence getRelativeTimeSpanString (long startTime)

Added in API level 3

Returns a string describing the elapsed time since startTime.

The minimum timespan to report is set to MINUTE_IN_MILLIS.

Parameters
startTime some time in the past.
Returns
  • a String object containing the elapsed time.

public static boolean isToday (long when)

Added in API level 3

Returns
  • true if the supplied when is today else false