I have seen screenshots with emblems and bug reports like this suggest that emblems were there at some point but they no longer work and there does not seem to be a way to set them in the libunity api. Is this an intentional decision or a temporary situation until they work correctly? Emblems would be useful in particular for dropbox and ubuntu one. Anyone have any info?
According to the logs of this Unity Q+A session, emblems/badges were removed (likely a design decision), while counters and progress bars are still present.