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Is there a way display a "balloon counter" notification on top of an application launcher icon (like iOS)?

screen shot of a sample notification

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Well, that would really only apply to apps that have a "message count" (or similar) to even display. Have you looked at the iPhone-esque launchers already in the Play Store? – Al E. Jul 29 '13 at 14:41
Also, we really prefer questions that ask about a problem to be solved rather than an app to be found. – Al E. Jul 29 '13 at 14:41
sounds like problem to me, you can still flag it – greg121 Jul 29 '13 at 17:50
I tweaked the language to make it a question about a problem to be solved. – Al E. Jul 29 '13 at 18:18
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Go Launcher EX looks like you can turn that on, at least for some apps.

Related is the Next Notification plugin for Next Launcher 3D.

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