Android Timestamp Get getRelativeTimeofTweet(String timeStamp)

Here you can find the source of getRelativeTimeofTweet(String timeStamp)


Return an absolute timestamp such as "49 seconds ago"


Parameter Description
timeStamp a parameter


public static String getRelativeTimeofTweet(String timeStamp) 

Method Source Code

//package com.java2s;
import android.text.format.DateUtils;
import android.util.Log;
import java.text.ParseException;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;

import java.util.HashMap;
import java.util.Locale;

public class Main {
    private static final String PARSE_TIMESTAMP_FORMAT = "EEE MMM dd HH:mm:ss ZZZZZ yyyy";

    /**//from www. ja  va2  s .  c  om
     * Return an absolute timestamp such as "49 seconds ago"
     * @param timeStamp
     * @return
    public static String getRelativeTimeofTweet(String timeStamp) {

        final SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat(
                PARSE_TIMESTAMP_FORMAT, Locale.ENGLISH);
        String relativeTime = "";

        try {
            long dateInMillis = sdf.parse(timeStamp).getTime();

            relativeTime = getRelativeTimeAgo(dateInMillis);

        } catch (ParseException e) {
            Log.d("info", "Couldn't parse relative timestamp for: "
                    + timeStamp);

        return relativeTime;

    public static String getRelativeTimeAgo(long dateMillis) {
        String relativeDate = "";
        relativeDate = DateUtils.getRelativeTimeSpanString(dateMillis,
                System.currentTimeMillis(), DateUtils.SECOND_IN_MILLIS)

        HashMap<String, String> replaceMappings = new HashMap<String, String>();
        replaceMappings.put(" hours ago", "h");
        replaceMappings.put(" hour ago", "h");
        replaceMappings.put(" minutes ago", "m");
        replaceMappings.put(" minute ago", "m");
        replaceMappings.put(" seconds ago", "s");
        replaceMappings.put(" second ago", "s");
        replaceMappings.put(" day ago", "d");
        replaceMappings.put(" days ago", "d");
        replaceMappings.put("Yesterday", "1d");
        for (String suffixKey : replaceMappings.keySet()) {
            if (relativeDate.endsWith(suffixKey)) {
                relativeDate = relativeDate.replace(suffixKey,

        if (relativeDate.contains(",")) {
            int commaIndex = relativeDate.indexOf(",");
            relativeDate = relativeDate.substring(0, commaIndex);

        return relativeDate;


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