Latest updates on SearXR, the XR interface for SearX.
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2022-05-11 exports (360 / HTML ) are working! exporting WebXR
2022-02-02 yay! created blog article SearXing in VR
2022-01-29 boom! refactored VR-searchbar to wrist-keyboard-searchinterface
2022-01-26 awesome: several tweaks based on in-VR tests like positioning searchbar to user's height
2022-01-25 it's happening: added text-result starting point for search results (general tab)
2022-01-22 oh yes: refactored searchresults to diversify different rendering types (images vs text overviews)
2022-01-18 sweet! added tab-system for search results (for now: images and general)
2022-01-13 anticlimax: did some tests with XR-layers but disabled it (aframe webxr implementation is wobbly when entering VR)
2022-01-12 finally, bugfix regarding elements not being rendered correctly while switching between CSS and WebXR.
2022-01-08 look mum!: reduced amount of polygons to ensure SearXR also works on lowend smartphones
2022-01-07 good fitness: forked the web2vr library (I need to swap aframe-keyboard for aframe-super-keyboard, and upgrade aframe)
2022-01-03 various experiments with positional dragging (it's tricky to unify mouse-and-vr-controller methods)
2022-01-01 Happy newyear everybody! This year will be the year of SearX, I can feel it!
2021-12-24 so cool to see potential new SearX features pouring in!
2021-12-18 happy xmas in advance everyone!
2021-12-11 awesome: if you type 'settings' in searchbar, then settings will popup
2021-12-01 summarized preferences-research in this blog-post
2021-11-** mainly busy with SearX preferences-related research
2021-09-15 updated to latest aframe (v1.2.0) to solve an XRsecurity issue on Samsung S20 FE
2021-09-15 mode('css3d') vs mode('webxr') now seamlessy switch between (imagecaptured) DOM-elements
2021-09-10 wrote a deploy script to deploy updates to the server faster
2021-08-29 Bought a new phone..the POC on the LIVESERVER works smooth so far!
2021-08-28 Fully refreshed after the holiday, lets get ready to rumble!
2021-08-24 Small holiday + watching WebXR Summit online
2021-08-21 Really curious about the upcoming WebXR Summit
2021-08-16 added <base> tag script (as searx serves js from different dir)
2021-08-10 added hide-in-ar component so certain elemens will be invisible in AR mode
2021-08-03 tested different themes on the LIVESERVER
2021-07-30 deployed javascript to the LIVESERVER
2021-07-27 wrote ./ bash-script to deploy javascript to the liveserver
2021-07-22 bugfix: forced white color to images otherwise it acts as opacity (aframe bug?)
2021-07-15 added a white glow behind hamburger-menu and search textarea to combat dark backgrounds
2021-07-10 getting close to a first online 3D beta..stay tuned
2021-07-01 integrating bundled javascript into SEARX template
2021-06-20 optimized files for bundling (added 'nobundle' tag to exclude debug/test-scripts)
2021-06-10 the update is that there's no time!
2021-06-03 3D searchbar is now stylable (using CSS) per custom theme
2021-05-20 wrote zip-creator for easier (un)packaging in SEARX repo(template)
2021-05-12 updated javascript bundler and taming shellscript
2021-05-02 updated last blog article
2021-05-02 applied billboarding so searchresults always face the user(camera)
2021-04-28 added 3D sphere with tiles to host searchresult
2021-04-26 add searchresult listeners
2021-04-25 hide FPS counter on non-localhost machines + added searchresult-event
2021-04-15 extend blog article with reallife mp4 footage
2021-04-10 commenting / removing unused code
2021-04-05 spatial dragging experiment
2021-04-02 thinking/sketches to further separate VR/AR/3D themes
2021-03-28 wrote CSS3D and WebGL-blog article
2021-03-24 experimenting with instancing to boost FPS
2021-03-20 removed blender aframe project, thanks for the startingpoint
2021-03-15 finalized performance matrix
2021-03-12 fixed textfield-render bug + better mouse support on desktop
2021-03-08 minor bugfixes + playing around with hand-controls
2021-03-05 scrollwheel now moves up/down in desktop-mode
2021-03-01 testing on smartphone..FPS drops too much..refactoring
2021-02-22 moving device-specific controllers inside/outside themes
2021-02-19 introducing theme-class for better separation
2021-02-16 refactoring rules: separate VR and AR better
2021-02-10 wrote blog article Documentation 'generators'
2021-02-07 many many updates
2021-02-05 modified tooltips
2021-02-03 updated rule-engine
2021-02-01 modified onscreen joystick-position
2021-01-27 wrote blog article Progressive interfaces
2021-01-23 added tooltips to SEARXR
2021-01-20 added mobile 3D touch-scroll support to SEARXR
2021-01-17 researched and found an easy peasy CSS-only toaster
2021-01-15 created <swipe-component> aframe component for mobile 3D touch-scroll
2021-01-13 experimented with always-user-facing 3D billboard-planes
2021-01-10 suggested a manifest.json solution to the W3C immersive-web group to boost WebXR discovery
2021-01-07 tested different ways of search-result positioning in SEARXR
2021-01-03 added on-screen joystick support to SEARXR
2021-01-01 Happy new year! 2021 is going to be an awesome year for SEARXR!
2020-12-22 various optimizations to keep SEARXR running at >60fps
2020-12-18 wrote blog article XR discovery
2020-12-13 added rule engine to detect controller-support
2020-12-08 various optimizations to keep SEARXR running at >60fps
2020-12-01 added theme-switch support to SEARXR
2020-11-28 played around with interchangable 3D CSS<=>webgl
2020-11-25 tested cardboard-performance between webxr polyfill and webxr native
2020-11-22 added WASD-keyboard support to SEARXR
2020-11-18 added hamburger menu to SEARXR
2020-11-15 created aframe skeleton app
2020-11-14 aframe skeleton app in blender
2020-11-13 blog online at
2020-11-12 wrote some textfiles for the blog
2020-11-11 website contact-email now redirects to repository issuetracker
2020-11-10 added mastodon share link to html template
2020-11-09 deployed this directory-to-blog-converter as gitlab page
2020-11-08 created logo in inkscape
2020-11-07 animated logo css in webappmaker
2020-11-06 created gitlab organisation + github redirect