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2021 July–September

21H Capsule SDK Release Notes

Updated: September 7, 2021

New Locale Formatting Function for DateTime JavaScript API

You can now specify a locale while formatting a DateTime concept with the format JavaScript function. You must specify the locale in language-country format, such as en-US or ko-KR.

var dates = require('dates')
module.exports.function = function ShowDateTimeFormat(locale) {
const DATE_FORMAT = {
'ko-KR': 'yyyy년 M월 d일', //"2021년 7월 14일",
'en-US': 'MMMM d, yyyy', // July 14, 2021
const dateFormat = DATE_FORMAT[locale] ? DATE_FORMAT[locale] : DATE_FORMAT['en-US']
const now =
const current_dateTime = dates.ZonedDateTime.of(now.getTimeZoneId(), 2021, 7, 14, 23, 59, 59)
const dateTimeString = current_dateTime.format(dateFormat, locale)
return dateTimeString

Here is an example of what displays if you pass a different locale for the same pattern. For example, with the pattern MMMM dd, yyyy:

  • en-US, the formatted date will be July 07, 2021
  • de-DE, the formatted date will be Juli 07, 2021

21G Capsule SDK Release Notes

Updated: August 5, 2021

New Runtime Flag short-timeout-on-halt-dialog

We've added a new runtime flag short-timeout-on-halt-dialog. This runtime flag uses the Short value by default for the conversation timeout on halt dialog effects.

capsule {
runtime-version (9) {
overrides {
short-timeout-on-halt-dialog (false)

This flag is enabled by default for all runtime versions.

21F Capsule SDK Release Notes

Updated: July 7, 2021

Action Endpoints Can Declare Required Permissions

Action endpoints can declare whether they require one (or more) types of permissions to be granted by the user in order to execute. See required-permissions.

Views Can Set Conversation Timeouts

The timeout key can be set in views to make Bixby's conversation timeout length Short or Long depending on the capsule's need.

Flexible UX

With the July 2021 APK release, most mobile devices with the latest client updates now use Flexible UX, a compact and lighter user interface that is more closely aligned to Samsung's OneUI design. For more information, see the Flexible UX topic within Bixby Views.