How to Get a Country’s Time Zone in Java
Improve international business coordination by automatically retrieving time zone information for a specific country, allowing better planning cross-time zone.
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The impact that varying time zones have on businesses can range from 0-100. For example, if you work for a domestically located company without international customers, time zone concerns are limited to your country alone. However, if your company is located in New York and you have contract employees in India, alternate work hours could occur on a fairly regular basis. This situation could also be detrimental to productivity, as projects could be delayed due to timing conflicts.
As international commerce continues to expand, the first scenario is an increasingly rare occurrence; online business has allowed us to reach across the globe to partners and customers that were previously difficult to attain. While this growing connection is a positive benefit of the global market, it can make scheduling meetings with your international clients a serious challenge.
Enter our time zone retrieval API; the following process will automatically retrieve a country’s time zone and current time from an up-to-date database, allowing you to better accommodate and plan for your international interactions.
To begin, we will first need to install the Maven SDK by a adding a reference to the repository:
Then, add a reference to the dependency:
Once the client is installed, we will add our imports and call the GetTimeZones function:
To ensure the API goes through without a hitch, you will need to include the following parameters:
- API Key — your Cloudmersive API key. To retrieve your personal API key, visit the Cloudmersive website to register for a free account and receive 800 calls/month.
- Country Code or Name — the country code or name for your target country.
Once the process is complete, the returned response will indicate the time zone and current time of the country in question, as well as the full country name and ISO codes.
In conclusion, we hope this can be a helpful tool as you navigate your international business network.
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