Anthony of Wonder Reader has posted a useful getaround for synchronising results from multiple Google Calendar accounts with Mango. While the ability to use multiple calendars from Windows Live accounts is a known capability, by default it’s not possible to do this with Google…
So whatâ€™s going on here? As it turns out, Mango is perfectly capable of syncing multiple calendars from Google (as it is from any Exchange server). Itâ€™s just that, by default, Google only syncs your primary calendar with your device. On other mobile OSâ€™s like iOS, Google allows you to select additional secondary or subscribed calendars to sync. The problem is that Google doesnâ€™t allow Windows Phones to access this functionality. Are they doing this on purpose? Is it a conspiracy? I have no idea (but I really donâ€™t think so).
Details of the ingenious trick (which involves convincing the Google servers that you’re using an iOS device, rather than WP7 – can be found on wonderreader here.
Thanks to Sachin for the tip.