A way to pull related products automatically?

I'm looking for a solution or add-on to allow me to have a block on the product page that will show similar products automatically. Has anyone developed a solution for something like this?



*I realize that you can do this manually with the related products block. This is not what I'm looking for.



It doesn't have to be fancy, these would be my basic requirements:


  1. Show other products from the same (sub)category (as the product on the page being viewed).


  2. Choose the number of similar products to display


  3. Give priority to products based on an abitrary product feature (like manufacturer, would be very usefull)



    Obviously this could be much more complex, but for now, I just need something that gets this accomplished. Surely something like this exists in some form or another.



    Thanks for reading!

Hi there



Have aloof at this http://1clue.com/product-analogues.html



It is not exactly what you need but it has a kind of automation.



If someone has a solution like the one you describe or want to build it I am willing to participate.



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[quote name='dvsgr' timestamp='1337038987' post='136423']

If someone has a solution like the one you describe or want to build it I am willing to participate.

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Me too. Anyone?

@dvsgr - Thanks for the suggestion. it's not quite what i'm looking for. basically, i need something that is easier for the non-savvy user to manage.



I guess the coders on this forum aren't interested in this project. I'll start tinkering with it myself. I was hoping for a ready to go solution, but it's never that simple, is it?

I've also been looking for a 'Related Products' add-on just as @NextAdventure described - almost to the letter.



I would be happy to participate in this project in some way - please contact me if needed.