Time Of Storing Data: CloudDB

Hey Community!
I wanted to know that how can I display the time at which a user stored data on cloud DB(like whatsapp shows the time at which message was sent) in a listviewer which I am using to display the cloudDB values/data.
Extra details: I am trying to develop a chat/communication app using cloudDB.


Use a clock/timer component to get and format the date/time to your liking, and add this to your tag or value.

See also, cloudDB chat:

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I suggest you best use firebase DB, you can see it in the Experimental category and you will see its sophistication :+1:

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Thank You!

you are welcome

Thank You!
But can you suggest me the advantages of firebase upon cloudDB
and disadvantages of cloudDB for chat(only development purposes)

okay please wait


  1. have a realtime database, such as sending text very fast
  2. You can edit or delete text from the list which you want to delete in your app (you can edit or delete from firebase or from your app)


  1. Has the same function as Firebase but is slower to send or receive text
  2. not visible or “you can only edit or delete from your app, like adding a button to delete data text”

You should try using FirebaseDB :+1: :+1: :+1:


You’re welcome

You can learn more about the MIT App Inventor firebase DB here http://ai2.appinventor.mit.edu/reference/components/experimental.html

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