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Many research and forecasting groups have suggested that mobile cloud computing is the next big thing in IT industry. The technologies for the widespread offering of mobile cloud services, however, are still significantly lagged behind. We propose an elastic framework and the associated application development model for effective application development and highly dynamic service provisioning in mobile cloud environments. To overcome the challenges of limited resources, low wireless bandwidth and intermittent disconnection, our framework enable end service users to smoothly access mobile cloud services by employing all available resources on all possible platforms including cloud data centers, base station servers, client devices, and even peer devices. With our semi-automatic development model and environment, service developers only need to provide necessary components for device-side mobile service interface and cloud-side service content. The service development middleware supports automatic service compilation, multi-platform service generation and service deployment on different environments.