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  1. Nick Ether

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    We're curious as to know if there is a technology to do a reverse search on a Notification icon of an App. It doesn't really matter the process (programmatically, third-party, google play, etc.).

    This could almost be a game. "What's the App?"

    As an example, what would this App be? (see attached file)
     

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    That looks like a chat / messaging notification. It's too blurry to tell for sure. In Chrome you can right click on the image and search google images for the pic.
     
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    Another option, not requiring chrome, is to use Tineye
     
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    Looks like a chat or IM app, don't recognize it though.
     
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    Thanks for giving it a shot! It's definitely some messaging/chat App in my opinion as well. It's definitely a challenge!
     
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    Long press on it, then goto info. It will bring you to the app in settings.
     
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    I do not have access to the device itself, only the icon. It's a "special" case. :)
     
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    Well, somehow we will need some more information as the pic is too blurry / small to get a decent search on. What type of device is it? Is it Android? Can you get a clearer picture?
     
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    I will get a clearer picture a little later! It's an Android device.
     
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    Is this a game or a bet or something? I mean what's it to you if you do find out what this app is? Presumably it's an IM. If it were a clear sharp image, Google Goggles should recognize it.
     
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    I agree about the clearer image, it's a picture taken of the cellphone's screen. Someone doesn't want us to find out what App they're using so we wanna find out what they're hiding. It could be a dating App and they're cheating on their lover or it could be a typical IM App and they're just playing around.
     
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    New info: It's related to a community who have a dream in life.
     
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    As has been mentioned already, the provided picture is too blurry for any of the image-recognition options (Google Image Search, Tineye, etc) to find a match.
     
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    What is this icon please...another undercover mission..not on my phone
     

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    The cross at the top left..from an I phone I believe tho so unsure if it's an app or an I phone thing
     
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    Looks like the icon on the top left is 'tune in' an online streaming radio service
     
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    And the star is for Subscribe / Favorite / Follow depending on the app.
     
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    So the cross type sign is a radio thing..phew ok good Thank you..it's a screenshot the other half sent of a Facebook status..thought it may of been some dating thing..wouldn't surprise me lol..Thank you
     
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    Yes just googled tune in and it is that
     
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    What app is this??!
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    Hey @BusterPup and welcome to Android Forums! :)

    Could you give this advice a try?

     
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    Thanks! Like the earlier posts, I do not have access to the device. Let's play, what app belongs to this icon?! Does anyone know??!
     
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    Looks like a generic messaging app to me.
     
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    I had it on a Messenger+ notification. I cannot find any mention of that icon in the product description.

    ... Thom
     
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    But isn't this the messenger+ icon?
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