Accessing the filesystem is a critical part of an app's business logic. The PhoneGap framework offers a very sophisticated API to access and read files, even download and upload data over the Internet. One of the strengths of the PhoneGap framework is that it widely relies on the W3C open standard. If you are familiar with the W3C FileSystem and FileUpload APIs, you will be impressed how quickly you will get used to the device filesystem.
In this chapter you will: