Can someone show me an example how to properly use the getRelativetime() that is detailed here
I guess you are talking about
getRelativeDateTimeString, which is pointed to by your link.
now, with comments detailing all params:
Date now = new Date(); String str = DateUtils.getRelativeDateTimeString( this, // Suppose you are in an activity or other Context subclass now.getTime(), // The time to display DateUtils.MINUTE_IN_MILLIS, // The resolution. This will display only // minutes (no "3 seconds ago") DateUtils.WEEK_IN_MILLIS, // The maximum resolution at which the time will switch // to default date instead of spans. This will not // display "3 weeks ago" but a full date instead 0); // Eventual flags
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