A team of Louisiana-based designers and developers at digital agency Envoc have been working to launch a new app for digitizing driver’s licenses across the state. The app, called La Wallet, allows you to create a digital replica of their Louisiana driver’s license to store on a smartphone.
Also known as Louisiana Digital Driver’s License, the app is now live and available for download.
Envoc has partnered with both Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) and State Police to make the digital driver’s license a reality. A state law under Act 625, amended during the 2016 Legislative session, made it possible for Louisiana residents to carry a digital copy of their license as an alternative to a physical license.
“Most people never leave home without their smartphone and with this App, they will never be without their driver’s license,” said said Louisiana Governor Jon Bel Edwards. “State Police requested a “hands-off” and “no-touch” procedure that would not require them to hold a driver’s phone.
“OMV is proud to make this App available to the public,” said OMV Commissioner Karen St. Germain. “The safety of the app has been tested with all industry-standard security measures and with pin number protection it is protected from anyone accessing a user’s license information. Also, it does not track nor ask to track the user’s location at any time. If a user’s phone is lost or stolen, the user can simply log in to online portal to unlink their license information from their mobile device.”
Find out more about the digital driver’s license here.