I’ve already asked about this on Github, but am re-posting it here for visibility.
Is there a backlog item to investigate Next 13
app directory support for InstantSearch?
We (http://shop.coop.co.uk) are starting to rebuild our site in Next 13 and we would love to see support for the new
app router. At the moment it looks like we’ll be using the
app directory for the majority of our site, and it will be inconvenient to have to also set up page layouts, shared headers and footers etc to work with the
pages directory just for InstantSearch.
Haroen Viaene replied saying:
We haven’t yet tried the beta app directory. At the moment I’m not sure where it would fit in, as they expect usage of
fetchdirectly, while we use our own API client, and it requires knowing which widgets will be rendered in a two-pass process.
I would encourage Algolia to investigate this further as:
- Next is a very popular meta-framework and their future direction will be largely using the
appdirectory uses the general React concept of React Server Components (RSC), the React team are excited about these and they’re going to become increasingly important for React users going forward
- Use of the
approuter adoption grows
app router is still in beta, but 67% of the items on the roadmap are now marked as complete.