troubleshooting Question

Android Java - comparing date/time to create a popup.

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Hi all,

I want to create a popup alert when the time equals the time stored in a string.

I have the date time in a string like this.
strAlertDate = "14-01-2014 00:45:39";

I then have a timer running which does the comparison.
private Runnable updateTimerThread = new Runnable() {
	public void run() {
		
		SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("dd-MM-yyyy HH:mm:ss");
		String currentDateandTime = sdf.format(new Date());
		
		if(currentDateandTime.equals(strAlertDate)) {
			alertMessge();
		}
		customHandler.postDelayed(this, 0);
	}
};

However this doesn't work. Nothing happens.

Could it be something to do with timezones? Is there a better way?
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