Trusted by businesses to deliver transformation with bespoke software.

We are an award winning bespoke software company based near Winchester in Hampshire, dedicated to providing customer focused solutions. Find out how your business can benefit from a bespoke software solution.

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Building hand-crafted software

Building bespoke software.

Custom software, hand-crafted by experts

Bespoke software development can take any form, from mobile and cloud apps to installable (thick client) software. Whatever your requirements, we’ll help your through the process of turning your real-life requirement into a fully functioning bespoke software application.

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Mobilising your business

Mobile apps.

Adding value to your business with software on the go

Portable, flexible and powerful. We build bespoke mobile apps, delivering pocket-sized software, with super-sized functionality. Discover how we can pack bespoke software into a custom mobile app for your business.

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System takeover.

Project rescue? Change of circumstance? Welcome to First Option Software, where we can take your software project on!

Things change and not everything goes to plan. The most important thing is that if you’re looking to change bespoke software companies, we’re here to help. We’ve built long, strong relationships with customers out of system takeovers – see how we can get started with you.

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UI and UX services.

From user experience research to user interface designs, we can help ensure that your software performs for its users

It’s not always about what your custom software does, it’s how it does it. Depending on your software needs, we can guide you in learning how users interact with your system and design solutions that work for them.

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First Option Software:  from our news and blog

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.

Celebrating 10 years of Alresford Music Festival

Started by a small team of friends that had a joint desire and vision for a local music festival it was 10 years ago this month that we stepped in at the last minute to provide the crucial sponsorship boost to enable the inaugural Alresford Music Festival to go ahead.  We loved the passion and [...]

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 [tweet]providing the best foundations to creating a successful IT project[/tweet]. Look out for our other related blog “Why does the IT industry have a reputation for failed projects?” […]