I would like to animate and create a children's book with animated illustrations for the iPad but I am confused as to what the workflow is. I am proficient in Flash, Edge, Photoshop and getting to grips with indesign and DPS. but I cannot find the answer as to how to create an interactive children's book anywhere, Would I be able to create it with Flash/DPS? How can I make the accelerometer work? e.g. getting things falling when you turn the iPad but able to drag at the same time? Ultimately how I create a page turner/table of contents (illustrated) etc. Can someone please help, I am lost.
You can rule out Flash if you plan to develop for the iPad. While I don't follow the iWorld, unless things have changed, the iPad still doesn't support Flash.
The iPad may not support Flash but it does support the Flash "Platform" and that includes Adobe AIR, so you can write your application in a familiar language, ActionScript and output it as a native iOS application (.ipa file) that will run on the iPad.
Howevere, you will need to sign up as an Apple Developer if you want to put your app in the App Store.