When I was working at Supernationals last spring as a TD, I got into a discussion with my section assistant TD about how little things have changed in the way we record results at tournaments. The current processes that we use at both our local tournaments and at National events is labor intensive, slow, and prone to error. After returning home, I thought about what would be needed and spent time in the summer and fall coding up an Android app and a matching program on the pairing computer.
The December Issue of Chess life has a nice article about the texting of pairings that is unique to the tournaments we run in Maryland.
Below is a sample email that our texting/emailing program will send to player requesting email notification of pairings: