Cordova projects and npm modules

It may sound obvious but I did it wrong for a while…
When you create a Cordova (Phonegap) application and you want to use npm modules don’t add them within the www folder, use the Cordova project root instead, otherwise the generated node_modules folder will get compiled and added to your build.
The final project structure (as of Cordova 4.0) should look something like this:

|   \---hooks
|   \---node_modules
|   \---platforms
|   \---plugins
|   \---www
|   \---config.xml
|   \---package.json // npm project config file
|   \---gulpfile.js // Gulp config file
|   \---karma.conf.js // Karma test runner config file

The node_modules folder is safe here, it won’t be added to the app build.
The only thing that you have to bear in mind is that configuration files paths have to be prefixed with www.