Here's another project I put together over Winter break. Badger
is free on Google Play and offers an iOS-like notification count for any app and any launcher!
Badger is a widget that you can customize which apps to monitor and how to present notification counts. Works great to either mimic iOS or as a complement to Android's notification system.
Badger is very early in development, so I have not yet invested time in features like theme/ icon support, custom badges from file, multiple badges per widget, etc. I'll do my best to work on these features and more, especially if the app gains traction and users are willing to support development through an in-app donation.
Thanks for reading and let me know if you have any questions, issues, etc. Don't forget to hit thanks and/ or rate on Google Play.