So, thanks to all of the great advice that I've received so far. the AIR app I'm setting up is running like gangbusters and the one pod that would really be ideal to get finalized is the FileShare pod.
Right now...it works. I can select a file and it does upload...someplace. When I go into the AFCS Dev Console I can see the file once it's uploaded and I can download it from the console - however I want to have this set to users can select the file and download it.
would this be a setting in the Dev Console under "manage" and "files"? I can see the pod there and the configure menu displays - it's the settings that have me scratching my head on what needs to be set so people can up and download files.