The default time zone for the Java runtime on App Engine is UTC (frequently referred to as GMT). The following code will record the current time and date in UTC:
Date current_date = new Date(); String date = new java.text.SimpleDateFormat("MM-dd-yyyy").format(current_date); String time = new java.text.SimpleDateFormat("hh:mm:ss aa").format(current_date);
For instance, date would be set to 09-21-2013 (September 21, 2013) and time would be set to 01:40:42 AM . If your application needs to record time in a different time zone, use the setTimeZone method of SimpleDateFormat .
Don’t forget to import the Date class: