Timestamps Formatting

Android provides four different default types of date and time formats:

  • SHORT is completely numeric (12.13.52 or 3:30pm)
  • MEDIUM is longer and contains the first 3 letters of the month (Jan 12, 1952)
  • LONG is longer (January 12, 1952 or 3:30:32pm)
  • FULL specifies the complete time and date (Tuesday, April 12, 1952 AD or 3:30:42pm) PST.

For each feature we added a special resource ID in case customizing the date/time formatting is needed. By default, all these formatting resources are empty in order to take the default device locale. We define 3 configurable formatting resources:

  • For date only (separator):
<string name="lp_date_format"></string>
  • For time only (bubble’s timestamp & off hours time in case of today/tomorrow):
<string name="lp_time_format"></string>
  • For date & time together (resolve message & off hours time in case of other date):
<string name="lp_date_time_format"></string>