Are there any standard tools for work between designers and developers, especially for designer to explain flow and animations (e.g. animation of components on ipad)?
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Something that's available for Silverlight/Windows Phone 7/Windows 8 that's really cool and I wish other toolmakers would pay attention to is Expression Blend, which lets designers and developers work on the same file. On those platforms you define your user interface using an XML schema called XAML, the designer can concentrate on the layout and assets while the developer concentrates on data bindings, but both can collaborate on the same format.
On other platforms, many of the designers I've worked with use Balsamiq Mockups or something similar, to produce wireframe diagrams that can be animated and annotated.