The iOS platform provides four different default types of date and time styles:

  • SHORT is numeric, for example, 12/13/52 or 3:30 PM.
  • MEDIUM is longer and contains the first three letters of the month, for example, Jan 12, 1952.
  • LONG is longer and contains the full month name, for example, January 12, 1952 or 3:30:32 PM
  • FULL is the complete time and date, for example, Tuesday, April 12, 1952 AD or 3:30:42 PM PST.

The LPMessagingSDK uses default styles. Each feature has a style, which is flexible and adapts the 'locale' configuration of the device. For example, the US locale SHORT date displays as "9/25/16", whereas the Japanese locale SHORT date displays as "2016/9/25".

You can set a specific 'locale' that is different from the device locale through the language and country configurations.

country: String?,  language: String?

Bubble timestamp

Bubble timestamps contain only the time in SHORT time format, according to the locale (default or custom) and device setting.

  • Device set to 12-hour format: "3:30pm"
  • Device set to 24-hour format: "15:30"

Override the resource ID with any time format, for example, "hh:mm a" or "HH:mm", which overrides all bubble timestamps:

 lpTimeFormat: String? 

Date and time format instead of style

It is also possible to configure a specific format for date and time instead of style.

If the host app has customized formatting, this formatting gets used instead of style; therefore, the 'locale' does not get affected. You can configure the formatting for the date only (separator) using three configurable formatting resources:

  • For date only (separator):

     lpDateFormat: String?
    
  • For a time only, that is, the bubble's timestamp & the off hours time in case of today/tomorrow:

     lpTimeFormat: String?
    
  • For date & time together, that is, resolve message & the off hours time in case of another date:

     lpDateTimeFormat: String?
    

Date off hours

Date off hours messages (not today/tomorrow) use the default LONG date and SHORT time according to the locale (default or custom) and device setting.

  • Device set to 12-hour format:

    • "Thanks for your message. We will be back online January 12, 2017 at 3:30pm"*
  • Device set to 24-hour format:

    • "Thanks for your message. We will be back online January 12, 2017 at 15:30"*

Define a special date/hour format with any date & time format, for example, "MMM d, yyyy hh:mm a" or "EEEE dd/mm/yy HH:mm".

lpDateFormat: String?

Resolve message

Resolve messages use the default SHORT date and SHORT time according to the locale (default or custom) and device setting.

  • Device set to 12-hour format (US locale):

    "Conversation resolved by [agent name] \n 9/25/16, 3:30pm"

  • Device set to 24-hour format (US locale):

    "Conversation resolved by [agent name] \n 9/25/16, 15:30"

Define a special date/hour format with any date & time format, for example, "MMM d, yyyy hh:mm a" or "EEEE dd/mm/yy HH:mm":

lpDateTimeFormat: String?

Limitation: If the formatting changed after the Resolve messages already appear, this change takes no effect. We plan to fix this limitation in future versions.*

Separator timestamp

Separator timestamps contain only the date in SHORT date format, according to the locale (default or custom) and device setting.

"9/25/16" for US locale / "2016/9/25" for JP locale

Override the resource ID with any date format, for example, "MMM d, yyyy" or "EEEE dd/mm/yy":

lpDateFormat: String?

Timezone off hours

Off hours can appear in different time zones with this resource ID :

;offHoursTimeZoneName: String = "";

You can find a list of timezone IDs here.

Example: "US/Pacific", "Europe/Berlin".

Today and tomorrow off hours

Today and tomorrow off hours messages use the default SHORT time only (without a date) according to the locale (default or custom) and device setting.

  • Device set to 12-hour format:

    • "Thanks for your message. We will be back online today/tomorrow at 3:30pm"*
  • Device set to 24-hour format:

    • "Thanks for your message. We will be back online today/tomorrow at 15:30"*

Define a special hour format with any time format, for example, "hh:mm a" or "HH:mm".:

lpTimeFormat: String?