First Option

Creators of bespoke software.

We are a leading bespoke software company based near Winchester in Hampshire, dedicated to providing customer focused solutions. Find out how your business can benefit from Software as it should be.

Building hand-crafted software

Building hand-crafted software.

Thriving on the new or different, rest assured that your project is in safe hands.

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Mobilising your business

Mobilising your business.

Apps: software on the go adding value to your business

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The art of creating software

The art of bespoke software.

It's what we do and we take great pride in it. Software should be elegant and triumph on many different levels.

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A day in the life

A quick introduction to First Option Software, their team and their surroundings

Case studies:  how we've helped our clients
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Celebrating our independence day

September 2007 was an important date for First Option, one which shaped how we are today.  On 3rd September 2007, two companies; First Option Software and First Option Technical Support were born. A company reorganisation saw First Option’s software development and technical support teams take control of their own destiny by forming two new companies. […]

The significance of detail

In addition to our project work, we're continually developing our YourMapp product. Recently we’ve been looking at improving the user experience while downloading content.  What initially might seem like a simple process turned into a complex web of what-if scenarios. Key to YourMapp is the ability for customers to manage their own content. This means that downloading [...]

First Option Software granted Royal Warrant

We are enormously proud to announce that First Option Software Ltd have been granted a Royal Warrant as a Supplier of Software Services to Her Majesty The Queen.

The foundations of a successful software project

Having completed hundreds of projects and seen how many different companies of all shapes and sizes approach software projects, we’ve put together our thoughts on approaches to . Look out for our other related blog “Why does the IT industry have a reputation for failed projects?” which covers the same topic from the opposite standpoint. […]

What do you get from a user experience evaluation?

Short answer: a report that underlines the strengths and weaknesses of the user experience design of your product and recommends practical suggestions and solutions. Its focus is improving the user experience in a practical and straightforward approach with minimum amount of jargon and maximum amount of effectiveness. Why should you care, I hear you ask. […]