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Tech And Auto Awards 2018 Winners: Qkopy app Wins The Technology That Changed Lives Award

The Qkopy app played a big role in during the Kerala flood relief operations.

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Updated:December 18, 2018, 12:00 PM IST
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Tech And Auto Awards 2018 Winners: Qkopy app Wins The Technology That Changed Lives Award
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari presents the 'Technology That Changed Lives' award to Arun P and Rajiv Surendran of MuseON Communications.
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The News18 Tech And Auto Awards 2018 saw the Qkopy app take the top honours 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 app is developed by Arun P and Rajiv Surendran at MuseON Communications.

The Qkopy app played a big role in 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. They were even colour coded as green for safe and red for warning.

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) in 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.

The Tech and Auto Awards are India's first and only Technology and Automotive Awards, brought to you by News18.com. 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, as we salute the best of Technology and Automotive innovations in 2018.
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