Cooliris, the browser add-on that takes ordinary websites and makes them rich, 3D experiences, has just announced support for Microsoft’s Bing search engine, specifically for its Image Search feature. Although Bing itself launched its own 3D-like search only last month at www.bing.com/visualsearch, the Cooliris plugin operates a bit differently. Instead of a 3D-like grid of images which you scroll through vertically, the plugin displays a 3D wall of images which you can scroll through horizontally while also interacting with the content itself. It’s more focused on providing a visual experience while Bing’s visual search is still more focused on helping you find a specific image thanks to its filters and sorting options.
In addition, new enhancements have been added to the Cooliris Internet Explorer plugin to improve performance. According to the company, image searches’ performance have improved up to 30% with the updated plugin.
The company also reports that they will soon support Bing Video searches, too, but have not revealed an exact date yet.
To download Cooliris, visit the company homepage here: cooliris.com.