Simple-launcher is an application launcher for the maemo desktop.
This will allow user defined shortcuts to be added to the desktop as an applet. Its an os2007 application, but works fine with os2008, well apart from its not transparent (see screenshot1 above).
To install add the os2007 maemo extras repository to the application catalogue:-
Maemo extras, http://repository.maemo.org/extras, bora, free non-free