I am pretty sure some of you may been through the same problem where you needed a simple periodic timer for your Android app. You may use java.util.Timer but this is not a good choice as this timer creates a new thread for some reason and you don’t want to invoke multiple threads in your mobile app. So I created this simple timer that makes use of the android.os.Handler class. Below is the source code of the Timer for android. Sorry for the formatting and naming convention. I’m used to the C# conventions.
I used this timer to make a TextView in my Application blink, to update values in the UI from service, to monitor status, etc. with the following code:
boolean blinkOn = false;