Is anyone out there an experienced developer of iPhone and iPad apps? Got a general question for you. Does one of the iOS systems APIs allow access to reading the files and folders that might be on a digital camera, or maybe on a USB drive, connected to an iPad2 using the camera connection kit's USB connector?
Here's the reason I'm asking: I have an iPad2 and a Garmin GPS Edge 800 device. When the Garmin is connected to a Windows computer, it mounts as a removable drive and the file explorer can be used to browse the file folders. New mapped routes in the form of .gpx files can be dragged and dropped on the New Files folder of the Garmin and then they will be imported into the device. Tracks that have been created and stored on the device can be accessed and uploaded to a website called Garmin Connect. There is currently no iPad (or iPhone) app for connecting to the Garmin and they aren't working on one, either.
I am a .NET Windows developer with no exposure to the iOS SDK or Objective C but I'm willing to learn if it's possible to connect to it. My vision of this project is not to open some sort of file browsing window but to hard-code the paths to be able to pass the correct file types back and forth.
Thanks for any insights.