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MOST WATCHED items SORT option

Please add the MOST WATCHED items SORT option to the Finding API. It will allow us to sort by popularity and replace the defunct FindPopularItems... Thank you!
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I wholeheartedly concur! Please add MostWatched as a new sorting option. Finding API calls like findItemsAdvanced (fIA) already allow for sorts like CurrentPriceHighest and BidCountMost, so I would think MostWatched (or WatchCountMost) wouldn't be too difficult. Also, please return the WatchCount in search results, perhaps via an Output Selector if needed. Just the 2 above additions to Finding API calls would almost completely replace the functionality of the deprecated FPI call (as the OP noted), which uniquely shows most watched eBay items for keyword-based searches -- a valuable service for certain end-users that no other API call is able to do. Thank you!
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Yes, please add the WatchCount in search results. That will be most helpful.
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**Good news!** It seems eBay is responding to developer requests on this topic... Go to the [Finding API Release Notes][1] and scroll down a tad to the first Announcement. I've started testing the new Sort and it mostly works (still some bugs). Hopefully they can also add the number of watchers soon too... [1]: http://developer.ebay.com/DevZone/finding/ReleaseNotes.html
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Wow wow wow! This is a wonderful news! I'm surprised. Let's say that lately we had very bad news from EPN. I was not holding my breath on that but I'm glad I was wrong! Thank you so much helios for your help! And thanks to the EPN developers! Can't wait for the official release!
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This works good and better, but we need the watch count number when the sort is WatchCountDecreaseSort.
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**This works good and better, but we need the watch count number when the sort is WatchCountDecreaseSort.** Agreed!
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What is happening with that!? The [release not][1] has not been updated for a while now. I'm disapointed. :( [1]: http://developer.ebay.com/DevZone/finding/ReleaseNotes.html
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The most-watched sort works (or at least it appears to). Including # of watchers in API response is what we're waiting on...
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Oh my! I did not know it was already implemented. I was waiting for the official release note before trying. If I understand there is a sort option but the value is not returned? Weird! I can live with that. I'll give it a try... Thank you!
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After testing for the last 2 weeks I realised that the new WatchCountDecreaseSort sort option is almost useless in my case. The search results are often irrelevant so my sales dropped. The best would be to sort by BestMatch and then sort by WatchCountDecreaseSort. Anyway, I switched back to BestMatch.
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