PA Places is an app for Apple's 4th generation AppleTV. The app allows users to explore Pennsylvania by viewing photos and short videos that document the state's material culture and the lives of its residents.
The app can be downloaded free of charge from the Apple TV app store.
The photos and videos presented by PA Places are explicitly related to a place in Pennsylvania. Photos are presented in portfolios that document a place or a portion of a place at a moment in time. Videos may document a person and his or her work, or events or activities that are significant in the life of specific communities.
Photos and videos can be explored from a familiar collection view, or from a map that shows the location at which a photo was taken or a video produced.
There is a narrative caption associated with every photo.
Viewers can also get information about the person who created the image.
The topics view provides a way to explore what different places have in common and what may seem common differs among places.
Users can save favorite content for reconsideration or discussion with others.
The PA Places app collects information about the number of times portfolios, videos, and photos have been viewed, however, this usage data is never associated with an individual user's personally identifiable information (PII) and is used only in aggregate to guide decisions by the editorial team about what kinds content users, in aggregate, may wish to view now and in future. PA Places requests permission to note a viewer's location while the application is running to assist viewers in finding information they may be interested in. A viewer's location is not stored or associated with a viewer's PII by the application. Data collected by the app is not sold, leased, or otherwise provided to any third party for any commercial purpose other than identifying and resolving programming or other technical issues related to the app's performance.
If you encounter problems while using the PA Places app, please e-mail the project with a discription of the problem and we will do our best to resolve the issue.
Persons who think their copyright may have been infringed by content presented by the PA Places app may contact the project's copyright agent.