A friend of mine recently got an Android phone, and a few updates back DragonVale was released on Android. I'm a long time player on the iOS platform, but I'm wondering if there is a way for us to gift gems to one another given DragonVale's cross platform support. Can gems be gifted to friends across Android, iOS, and Facebook - or can you only gift gems to friends on your platform of choice?
Yes, gems can be gifted cross platform. However, because the Android version is not connected to iOS's GameCenter at all, your friend on Android must be friends with you on Facebook in order to be able to gift you gems and vice versa. Facebook is the only bridge between the two platforms. I use the Android version and I have 2 friends on iOS and one friend on Android and I have no issues gifting to them.
As a side note, the Android friending is a little buggy still. It took some time before my friends showed up after adding them through Facebook, and Dragonvale will still, on occasion, say that my Friends list is completely empty and/or have specific friends not show up on it randomly. Restarting the app will sometimes fix it, but it occasionally takes more time to fix itself. If this happens, don't worry about messing with Facebook or anything, your friends have not been lost, it's just the app being buggy.