Tired of the Android’s Calendar widget? …
Wanna spice things up …do something different?
Was looking for an Android calendar program, and came across AnCal written in Java:

Ideally, I wanted something simple & easy…mmmh that has become more of a motto nowadays! Found a neat solution which I wanted to share – using DHTML/Javascript and Epoch as a calendar:

Yep …even the pop-up works! 🙂

UPDATE: Wrote a skeleton Android Java-based calendar solution: https://w2davids.wordpress.com/android-simple-calendar/

Epoch Calendar on Android:

Well, I’m no pixel-genius…but I can do colors! Updated to include onClick Javascript events:

Remember:
Files placed in Android’s assets directory are refereced like this: file:///android_asset/
(NOTE: triple leading slash and singular spelled asset )

Steps involved:

  1. Download Epoch DHTML/Javascript calendar, also available here for download
  2. Create an assets directory under your Android Project folder eg.
    TestCalendar/assets/
  3. Code your main HTML file for referencing Epoch calendar
  4. Create an Android Activity for launching the Epoch calendar.

File: calendarview.html


<script src="epoch_v106/epoch_classes.js" type="text/javascript"><!--mce:0--></script>
<script type="text/javascript"><!--mce:1--></script>
<h2>Popup</h2>
<form id="placeholder" action="#" method="get">
  <input id="popup_container" type="text" />
</form>
<h2>Multiselect</h2>

File: Main.java

import android.app.Activity;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.webkit.WebChromeClient;
import android.webkit.WebSettings;
import android.webkit.WebView;

public class Main extends Activity
	{

		private WebView webview;

		/** Called when the activity is first created. */
		@Override
		public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState)
			{
				super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
				setContentView(R.layout.main);

				// Get access to the WebView holder
				webview = (WebView) this.findViewById(R.id.webview);

				// Get the settings
				WebSettings settings = webview.getSettings();

				// Enable Javascript
				settings.setJavaScriptEnabled(true);

				// Enable ZoomControls visibility
				settings.setSupportZoom(true);

				webview.setWebChromeClient(new WebChromeClient());

				// Load the URL of the HTML file
				webview.loadUrl("file:///android_asset/calendarview.html");
			}

	}

UPDATE:
File: CalendarViewActivity.java

import java.util.Date;
import android.app.Activity;
import android.content.Intent;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.os.Handler;
import android.util.Log;
import android.view.View;
import android.view.View.OnClickListener;
import android.webkit.JsResult;
import android.webkit.WebChromeClient;
import android.webkit.WebSettings;
import android.webkit.WebView;
import android.widget.Button;
import android.widget.ImageView;
import android.widget.Toast;

import com.pfizer.android.R;
import com.pfizer.android.utils.DateUtils;
import com.pfizer.android.view.screens.journal.CreateEntryScreen;

public class CalendarViewActivity extends Activity
       {
               private static final String tag = "CalendarViewActivity";
               private ImageView calendarToJournalButton;
               private Button calendarDateButton;
               private WebView webview;
               private Date selectedCalDate;

               private final Handler jsHandler = new Handler();

               /** Called when the activity is first created. */
               @Override
               public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState)
                       {
                               Log.d(tag, "Creating View ...");
                               super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);

                               // Set the View Layer
                               Log.d(tag, "Setting-up the View Layer");
                               setContentView(R.layout.calendar_view);

                               // Go to CreateJournalEntry
                               calendarToJournalButton = (ImageView)
this.findViewById(R.id.calendarToJournalButton);
                               calendarToJournalButton.setOnClickListener(new OnClickListener()
                                       {
                                               @Override
                                               public void onClick(View v)
                                                       {
                                                               Log.d(tag, "Re-directing -> CreateEntryScreen ...");
                                                               Intent intent = intent = new Intent(getApplicationContext(),
CreateEntryScreen.class);
                                                               startActivity(intent);
                                                       }
                                       });

                               // User-Selected Calendar Date
                               calendarDateButton = (Button) this.findViewById(R.id.calendarDateButton);

                               // Get access to the WebView holder
                               webview = (WebView) this.findViewById(R.id.webview);

                               // Get the settings
                               WebSettings settings = webview.getSettings();

                               // Enable Javascript
                               settings.setJavaScriptEnabled(true);

                               // Enable ZoomControls visibility
                               settings.setSupportZoom(true);

                               // Add Javascript Interface
                               webview.addJavascriptInterface(new MyJavaScriptInterface(), "android");

                               // Set the Chrome Client
                               webview.setWebChromeClient(new MyWebChromeClient());

                               // Load the URL of the HTML file
                               webview.loadUrl("file:///android_asset/calendarview.html");

                       }

               public void setCalendarButton(Date selectedCalDate)
                       {
                               Log.d(tag, jsHandler.obtainMessage().toString());
                               calendarDateButton.setText(DateUtils.convertDateToSectionHeaderFormat(selectedCalDate.getTime()));
                       }

               /**
                *
                * @param selectedCalDate
                */
               public void setSelectedCalDate(Date selectedCalDate)
                       {
                               this.selectedCalDate = selectedCalDate;
                       }

               /**
                *
                * @return
                */
               public Date getSelectedCalDate()
                       {
                               return selectedCalDate;
                       }

               /**
                * JAVA->JAVASCRIPT INTERFACE
                *
                * @author wagied
                *
                */
               final class MyJavaScriptInterface
                       {
                               private Date jsSelectedDate;
                               MyJavaScriptInterface()
                                       {
                                               // EMPTY;
                                       }

                               public void onDayClick()
                                       {
                                               jsHandler.post(new Runnable()
                                                       {
                                                               public void run()
                                                                       {
                                                                               // Java telling Javascript to do things
                                                                               webview.loadUrl("javascript: popup();");
                                                                       }
                                                       });
                                       }

                               /**
                                * NOTE: THIS FUNCTION IS BEING SET IN JAVASCRIPT User-selected Date in
                                * WebView
                                *
                                * @param dateStr
                                */
                               public void setSelectedDate(String dateStr)
                                       {
                                               Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), dateStr,
Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
                                               Log.d(tag, "User Selected Date: Javascript -> Java : " + dateStr);

                                               // Set the User Selected Calendar date
                                               setJsSelectedDate(new Date(Date.parse(dateStr)));
                                               Log.d(tag, "java.util.Date Object: " +
DateUtils.convertDateToSectionHeaderFormat(Date.parse(dateStr)));
                                       }
                               private void setJsSelectedDate(Date userSelectedDate)
                                       {
                                               jsSelectedDate = userSelectedDate;
                                       }
                               public Date getJsSelectedDate()
                                       {
                                               return jsSelectedDate;
                                       }
                       }

               /**
                * Alert pop-up for debugging purposes
                *
                * @author wdavid01
                *
                */
               final class MyWebChromeClient extends WebChromeClient
                       {
                               @Override
                               public boolean onJsAlert(WebView view, String url, String message,
JsResult result)
                                       {
                                               Log.d(tag, message);
                                               result.confirm();
                                               return true;
                                       }
                       }

               @Override
               public void onDestroy()
                       {
                               Log.d(tag, "Destroying View!");
                               super.onDestroy();
                       }
       }

File: calendarview.html

<html>
       <head>
               <title>My Epoch DHTML Javascript Calendar</title>
               <style type="text/css">
                       dateheader {
                               -background-color: #3399FF;
                               -webkit-border-radius: 10px;
                               -moz-border-radius: 10px;
                               -border-radius: 10px;
                               -padding: 5px;
                       }
               </style>

               <style type="text/css">
               html {height:100%;}
               body {height:100%; margin:0; padding:0;}
               #bg {position:fixed; top:0; left:0; width:100%; height:100%;}
               #content {position:relative; z-index:1;}
       </style>

       <!--[if IE 6]>
               <style type="text/css">
               html {overflow-y:hidden;}
               body {overflow-y:auto;}
               #page-background {position:absolute; z-index:-1;}
               #content {position:static;padding:10px;}
               </style>

               <![endif]-->
               <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="epoch_v106/epoch_styles.css" />
               <script type="text/javascript" src="epoch_v106/epoch_classes.js"></script>

               <script type="text/javascript">
                       /*You can also place this code in a separate file and link to it
like epoch_classes.js*/
                       var my_cal;

               window.onload = function () {
                               my_cal = new
Epoch('epoch_basic','flat',document.getElementById('basic_container'));
                       };


                       function popup()
                               {
                                       var weekday=new Array("Sun","Mon","Tue","Wed","Thur","Fri","Sat");
                                       var monthname=new
Array("Jan","Feb","Mar","Apr","May","Jun","Jul","Aug","Sep","Oct","Nov","Dec");
                                       var date = my_cal.selectedDates.length > 0 ?
my_cal.selectedDates[0] : null;

                                       if ( date != null )
                                               {
                                               var day = date.getDate();
                                               var dayOfWeek= date.getDay();
                                                       var month = date.getMonth();
                                                       var yy = date.getYear();
                                                       var year = (yy < 1000) ? yy + 1900 : yy;

                                               /* Set the User selected date in HTML form*/
                                               var dateStr= weekday[dayOfWeek]  + ", " + day + " " +
monthname[month] + " " + year;
                                               document.getElementById("selected_date").value= dateStr;

                                               /* IMPORTANT: Call Android Javascript->Java bridge setting a
Java-field variable */

                                               window.android.setSelectedDate( date );
                                               window.android.setCalendarButton( date );
                                               }
                               }
               </script>
       </head>
       <body>
       <div id="bg"><img src="bg.png" width="100%" height="100%" alt=""></div>
               <div id="content">
                       <div class="dateheader" align="center">
                               <form name="form_selected_date">
                                               <span style="color:white">Selected day:</span>
                                               <input id="selected_date" name="selected_date" type="text"
readonly="true">
                               </form>
                       </div>
                       <div id="basic_container" onClick="popup()"></div>
               </div>
       </body>
</head>