Is the Lead Safe?

Is the Lead Safe?


An implementation of Bill James' formula as published in Slate in March 2008 (www.slate.com/id/2185975). Just track the score, who has the ball, and how much time is left in the game, and the app will show you how safe the lead is. The perfect accompaniment for March basketball games!

The percentage changes to green and stays there once the lead is 100% safe: tap the percentage to reset the color for a new game. Enter the team names and choose your favorite team's colors to customize your experience. Swipe left or right to switch to different games: track up to 4 games at once! Your phone's or tablet's volume buttons can be configured to add points for either team, start or stop the running clock, change possession, or subtract another 35 seconds off the clock. Set the minutes and seconds then start the clock to count down the time along with the game clock to keep the percentage accurate as you watch.

Is the Lead Safe? is open source, ad-free, and doesn't require any permissions. Enjoy!

Recent changes:
Version 2.2 lets you move the Start/Stop clock button to the left side of the screen, fixes a long-standing bug that cleared all settings when using the volume down button to subtract 35 seconds, and adds multi-window support on Samsung devices.

V2.1 let you track up to 4 games at once: swipe left or right to see the other games. Minutes value now changes when seconds value wraps. Also fixed a bug where the running timer didn't count down while the application isn't visible.
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Free
90
4.5
User ratings
4
Installs
100+
Concerns
0
File size
250 kb
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About Is the Lead Safe?
An implementation of Bill James' formula as published in Slate in March 2008 (www.slate.com/id/2185975). Just track the score, who has the ball, and how much time is left in the game, and the app will show you how safe the lead is. The perfect accompaniment for March basketball games!

The percentage changes to green and stays there once the lead is 100% safe: tap the percentage to reset the color for a new game. Enter the team names and choose your favorite team's colors to customize your experience. Swipe left or right to switch to different games: track up to 4 games at once! Your phone's or tablet's volume buttons can be configured to add points for either team, start or stop the running clock, change possession, or subtract another 35 seconds off the clock. Set the minutes and seconds then start the clock to count down the time along with the game clock to keep the percentage accurate as you watch.

Is the Lead Safe? is open source, ad-free, and doesn't require any permissions. Enjoy!

Recent changes:
Version 2.2 lets you move the Start/Stop clock button to the left side of the screen, fixes a long-standing bug that cleared all settings when using the volume down button to subtract 35 seconds, and adds multi-window support on Samsung devices.

V2.1 let you track up to 4 games at once: swipe left or right to see the other games. Minutes value now changes when seconds value wraps. Also fixed a bug where the running timer didn't count down while the application isn't visible.

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Feb 11, 2015
Excellent! Successfully predicted the NZ Breakers beating the Perth Wildcats.
A Google User
Mar 9, 2013
Great, except for clock The app works great, except if you start the clock, when it sometimes changes the time by itself
A Google User
Mar 9, 2013
Great, except for clock The app works great, except if you start the clock, when it sometimes changes the time by itself
A Google User
Feb 1, 2013
Excellent! Would get 5 stars with a bigger clock stop/start button. Successfully predicted the NZ Breakers beating the Perth Wildcats.
A Google User
Mar 28, 2012
Great app Handy app. With the Aussie NBL finals coming up this will get well used. Go Breakers!