I'm kind of baffled that Adobe haven't entered the iPad animation market yet. There is a real lack of decent animation software for iPad Pro, with the best out there so far being Rough Animator.
Animate seems like a natural fit for the iPad, please make it happen Adobe!
By the power of my invested CC money, I humbly request you to get on this, stat 🙂
Personal opinion: I don't think so.
I think they will eventually. I mean they did Photoshop. They're working on Illustrator for the iPad, I think Animate for the iPad Pro will be right around the corner. I am just guessing.
My humble guess: ...well see.
Photoshop Ipad Pro:
Adobe Cloud is seemless and docs across Desktop and Ipad Pro work niceley for ilustration (except for being able to draw a straight line lol)
Illustrator Ipad Pro:
Works seemlessly (minor bugs) between the two and Ive added Ipad Pro (4th Gen) to my workflow! 1 year in and its going places.
that being said.. Im not certain I'd want to see After Effects, Maya, or Cinema on an Ipad Pro yet either but anything is possible in tech...time will tell.
I hope animate cc will be come to ipad. We use iPad for professional works. But we have not a professional Animation app on iPad. Adobe is powerfull in this endustry. If not, another app's will be here, on iPad.
Adobe Animate should run on all iPads -- not just Pro. I've got disadvantaged students who will never have the money for the Pro. They were gifted iPads by NYC Dept of Education. That is amazing and also frustrating to have a good tool that is hamstrung. Adobe should help close the digital divide we have in this country!!!
There are a few good iPad apps that can sub for Adobe Animate.
1. Rough Animator: basic but feature rich. Only $5.00 one-time fee
2. Callipeg: Amazing app. Lots of features. Subscription based or one-time fee of $50
3. Procreate: Fun for simple animation. $10 one-time fee
All these apps will work perfectly fine with iPads. Depending on what gen your students have you should be able to use an Apple Pencil with it as well.
I'm gearing up to use Wick Editor with my high school animation students. We have full CC in our lab , but since we're learning remotely because of COVID we have to make due with substitute apps like wick editor and Vectornator. I wish adobe understood student needs, especially during remote learning.