Said Burkholder: "The reason I wrote this app was I really like the Yahoo Go application, and wanted something similar for Google products. I think the UI is easier to use, and the application is quicker than using IE. And the application requires less page loads than IE, which potentially could lower data cost (if the user pays by MB or whatever)."
Once you have it installed, it brings up a dashboard with cloned iPhone icons. The icons quickly bring you to Google services such as Web and image search, as well as access to Google Calendar, Reader, Docs, News, Notes, GMail, and Picasa. Burkholder also stuck some icons in there to take you directly to Amazon, eBay, Weather.com, Wikipedia, and Dictionary/Thesaurus. It sort of looks like a visual set of bookmarks.
According to Tech Turf, new icons are in the works, and so is access to other Google services. Google2Go is an open source project and is a beta release. Burkholder is soliciting feedback and working on cleaning up the code.
Windows Mobile 6 users who have a little bit of iPhone envy should check it out and drop Burkholder a line to let him know what you think.
It will be interesting to see if Google responds with a dashboard of its own.