Tech and Auto Awards

The Tech and Auto Awards are India's first and only Technology and Automotive Awards brought to you by Over the years, technology has changed our lives and most importantly our mobility. Thus, at News18, we see Technology and Automobiles as an extension of one another. After a stupendous first edition, we returned with the second edition of the awards, which were bigger and covered even more genres of technology

The News18 Tech And Auto Awards 2018 saw the Qkopy app take the top honors for the Technology That Changed Lives category. At a time when we are being inundated with social media apps in general, Qkopy is a breath of fresh air. 

The Qkopy app played a big role during the Kerala flood relief operations. Qkopy app broadcast instant updates as shared by the police, with information about the areas that were safe to visit and areas that had to be avoided. 

The Qkopy social networking app playing a very critical role in getting information out to people stranded in the still flooded parts of Kerala, or attempting to know about the current status of flooding, waterlogging and traffic movements, for instance. As a user, you needed to save the Kozhikode City Traffic Police phone number (9497975656) on your phone, and the Qkopy app would send you instant updates as shared by the police. These were one-way communications alerting users about the areas that are safe to visit and areas that should still be avoided.

The app is available for Android and iOS devices and is free to download and use.